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What's in a Dash? From the Editor


was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed last week when an instant message popped up. It was one of Bob’s fraternity brothers from college. He wrote, “Neil died suddenly.” My mind went back to 1989. I was flying down the hill on my bike. It was summer and I was taking a six-week course and living at the sorority house in a small college town. Neil’s smile lit up his face as he waved to me - he was always quick to smile. He was tall and handsome with dark hair that fell to his shoulders. His distinctive combination of kindness and spontaneity attracted everyone to him like magnets. It was Neil who introduced me to my husband. Neil was at our wedding a few years later, and we were also at his. But then, of course, life happened. The children arrived, along with the house and the jobs that kept us running from one thing to the next. We lost touch with Neil and many other friends from our college days. Thanks to Facebook, we all reconnected 20 years later. Neil messaged me late

one night a few years ago to tell me he was proud of me and Bob for creating a nonprofit organization to help kids with autism. That was a Neil move. If he thought of something kind, he shared it. He lived out loud in a positive kind of way, that left everyone feeling better for knowing him. Neil was only 49-years-old. He had five children, two of whom are very young. It was too soon. Neil was too young. When someone passes, their life is reduced to two dates with a dash in between. If you are anything like me, the first thing you do is the math. “He was way too young.” “Well, she had a good life.” “It was time.” Ultimately, the dates are meaningless. It’s the dash that counts. The dash represents each moment and memory of the person’s life – the relationships, the love, the hopes, the dreams — each piece that contributed to the essence of who they were. Neil had a great dash. In her poem “The Dash,” Linda Ellis writes about the importance of the space between those dates. I hope it offers you the same solace and perspective it offered to me. I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her casket from beginning to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following

date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So, think about this long and hard: Are there things you would like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough to consider what is true and real and always try to under-

stand the way other people feel. And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we have never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?

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Hometown Hero: American Red Cross By Maddy Vitale


ccountants, college students, retired police and fire personnel are all getting on trucks and ready to hit the road. Their destinations: Texas, Florida, Georgia. This diverse group of volunteers for the American Red Cross is on the same mission – to help people recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Red Cross is doing basically what Clara Barton had in mind when she founded the organization in 1881, to help wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Help when people need it most is where the nonprofit organization comes in. And with September being National Preparedness Month, Red Cross officials are urging New Jersey families to have a plan in place should an emergency occur. Make sure you have the answers to these questions: Do you have family to go to or friends? Can your pets go, too? Have you made your arrangements? And always have a to-go kit ready and a bag packed. The Red Cross has plenty of information and tips on preparedness at There are 4,000 volunteers in the New


and cooked meals for people. In addition to food and shelters, the Red Cross volunteers provide clothing, and other immediate needs. Some Red Cross volunteers are part of a disaster action team, which is on call 24-7. If a fire or other emergency occurs, they will be contacted, meet with the family and provide assistance for food, clothing, shelter, and other needs. While the Red Cross does not offer specific shelters for animals, they partner with local organizations to set up shelters adjacent to their shelters so that people can visit their pets nearby. “Thanks to the volunteers and to all the generosity of those who give to the Red Cross, we are able to help people in an emergency,” Concannon said. “We have a lot of dedicated, committed, compassionate people in New Jersey.” Sometimes the volunteers need a little help themselves. Seeing so much devastation can take a toll on the volunteers, but they are all trained in psychological first aid to help with their own emotional health, Concannon said. Anyone who wishes to donate to help with Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma relief efforts or other emergencies can visit or call 800-red-cross or reach out to your local Red Cross chapter.

WAmerican Red Cross New Jersey Region volunteer Debra LoFranco of Atlantic County helps during a Hurricane Harvey fundraiser in Cape May Sept. 1, prior to deploying to help with the relief efforts in Texas.

SAmerican Red Cross New Jersey Region volunteers Lynn Paul and Chris Cummings get ready to depart New Jersey with a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle on Tuesday, Aug. 29 to help with disaster relief efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Jersey chapter of the Red Cross. Some are trained to go to out-of-state emergencies and help with relief efforts, others are in call centers and still others respond to emergencies closer to home or provide training to people in CPR and other areas. All of the volunteers have one goal in mind: helping others in times of crisis. “We are seeing volunteers who come home from a two-week deployment with Harvey, taking two days to take care of their personal business and heading out to help those affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Diane Concannon, director of communications for the New Jersey chapter of the American Red Cross. “We had volunteers go down before the storm with the families, making sure they are all safe as well as setting up the evacuations.”

SAmerican Red Cross New Jersey Region volunteer Lynn Paul delivers relief supplies Sept. 7 as part of an emergency response vehicle team helping with Hurricane Harvey response efforts in Texas. Two Red Cross vehicles from New Jersey went to Texas and one went to Florida, as of Monday, Sept. 11, Concannon said. She noted the emergency response vehicles go to warehouses and to large kitchens to set up and then they drive to the affected neighborhoods. “The vehicles are filled, two workers drove down to Florida and after the storm has passed, they will deliver meals, snacks and water and relief supplies through the neighborhoods,” Concannon explained. “That is how the disaster worker roles will shift. In Florida and Georgia right now, it is all about shelters and if there is a need for sheltering, there are cots and blankets.” And in New Jersey, where Hurricane Sandy caused devastation at the Jersey Shore in 2012, there were seven warehouses across the state where volunteers set up

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Events And Happenings Hamilton Township Art in the Park â–śSaturday, Sept. 16th from 10 a.m.4 p.m. Memorial Park, Route 50 and Main Street, Mays Landing The Township of Hamilton Historical Society will host their “Art in the Parkâ€? craft sale on Saturday, Sept. 16th. For more information or to become a vendor, visit http://www.

market will serve to support local growers and businesses by bringing the community together.

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Linwood Farmers Market

▜Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Square 199 New Road Come out to the Linwood Fall Farmers Market, running Saturdays from Sept. 16th to Nov. 4th. The

▜Saturday, Sept. 16th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ocean City Airport 2600 Bay Avenue Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th Street and Bay Avenue 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds. Meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show. For more information call 609-399-6111.



Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Triathlon ▜Sunday, Sept. 17th Atlantic City Boardwalk Race this flat and fast course through the Classic Jersey Shore resort of Atlantic City and its surrounding communities. Athletes will love the 99 percent closed bike course and run on the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk, with sun, sand, casinos and amusements for the entire family. The easily accessible, historic seaside resort of Atlantic City is home to world-class sports, cultural and entertainment events. With its world-famous Boardwalk, luxury hotels and stunning beaches, athletes, friends and family can expect to experience the best of what Absecon Island has to offer including casinos, shopping, dining, and entertainment against a stunning backdrop of sea, sun, and sand. The race begins at sunrise with a 1.2-mile sheltered swim in the beautiful back bays of Atlantic City. Framed by the Atlantic City skyline, spectators may view the entire swim course from the

shore. This 2.5-time loop bike course will be 99 percent closed to vehicular traffic and will take athletes into Atlantic City via the Atlantic City Expressway, which athletes will ride toll-free! Finally, the 13.1-mile run course features striking views of the Atlantic Ocean on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, a one-of-a-kind race experience for both athletes and spectators. For more information or to register visit http://www.

Historic Smithville Car Show: Antique Auto Day ▜Sunday, Sept. 17th from 10 a.m.3 p.m. 615 E. Moss Mill Rd. Smithville Come spend a day in the Village and see some spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own! There are anywhere from 75 to 150 cars showing off their stuff for the GM and Corvette show. It’s a fun day to stroll the village and the cars. Cruise on down to Smithville and hang out!

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Ocean City Boardwalk Aerobatic Show ▶Sunday, September 17th from 1-5pm 6th – 14th Streets along the Beach and Boardwalk 1 p.m., 6th  – 14th  Streets over the ocean. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. For more information call 609399-6111.

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will allow you access to the Designated Driver tent and 4 complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. Designated Driver tickets can be purchased at the gate only. Attendees under 21, will be charged $10 at the gate and children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

▶Friday, Sept. 29th at 7:30 p.m. Galloway Municipal Complex Mark your calendars for the Galloway Movie in the Park on Friday, Sept. 29th featuring Beauty and the Beast. Bring a blanket or chairs.

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▶Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 11 a.m.6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Amherst Avenue between Decatur & Coolidge Ave. Rest up, we have a big party planned! Stretching six blocks along Amherst Avenue, the Margate Fall Funfest will feature amusement rides, a drag race challenge, fitness demonstrations, original crafters, food trucks & stalls, and a character parade! Meet Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel, on Saturday at 1pm. For more information, call 609-822-1129.

▶Friday, Sept. 29th at 8 p.m. 129 Old Egg Harbor Rd. Mays Landing Back by popular demand, the Mays Landing Merchants Association proudly presents another community service to our area with a Fall Movies in the Park series! We are excited to partner with the May’s Landing Athletic Association (offering parking, bathrooms and concessions) and Eye To Eye Media LLC (offering the screen and sound) to make this happen free of charge! All movies will begin at 8pm and will be shown at Underhill Park! Grab a blanket or a chair and bring the friends and family out for some quality time under the Fall night skies!

2017 South Jersey Wine and Food Festival

Smithville Italian Festival

▶Saturday, Sept. 23rd & Sunday, Sept. 24th from 12-5 p.m. Lake Lenape East 753 Park Road, Mays Landing Presented by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, the 7th Annual South Jersey Wine and Food Festival is returning to serene Lake Lenape Park East in Mays Landing, on Saturday, Sept. 23rd and Sunday, Sept. 24th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come out to meet some of South Jersey’s best wine makers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations! General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the gate, which includes wine samples and a commemorative sampling glass. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for $50 in advance and $60 at the gate (if available). VIP includes wine samples, a commemorative sampling glass and lanyard, priority entrance at 11 a.m. and reserved parking. This year, the Festival has added a $10 Designated Driver tickets which

▶Saturday, Sept. 30th from 10 a.m.5 p.m. Historic Smithville 615 E. Moss Mill Rd. The Smithville Village has recently added an Italian Festival to its great list of events and we are super excited. The event will feature live music, delicious food and delectable desserts, wine tasting vendors, Italian folk dancing, children’s activities, vendors and more. Come and enjoy a taste of Italy!

Sea Isle City Harborfest ▶Saturday, Sept. 30th from 11 a.m.4 p.m. Marina Park 42nd Place & the Bay This bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing and nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, clam eating contest, crafts and specialty vendors. Harborfest will be held rain or shine.  In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Lobster Loft Restaurant.

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ick Jekogian a Nick Jekogian recently long-time res- celebrated his 100th ident of Ocean birthday in Ocean City. City celebrated his 100th birthday in town recently. Nick was born on Aug. 27, 1917. He celebrated at a special party held at Browns Restaurant, St. Charles and the Boardwalk, his son Steve Jekogian said. Family from all over the country attended Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th with over 50 people, sons, grandchildren, great grand kids, cousins and family partied, parents. Steve worked in Ocean City into the night at Browns. during college in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and he and Nick wanted to thank all who wife purchased their parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house attended and especially, Missy and rebuilt it so they all could stay in Brown and the staff at Browns for the same house. Their daughter Allison â&#x20AC;&#x153;becoming part of our familyâ&#x20AC;? at his also loves Ocean City and worked as an birthday party. Ocean City beach badge checker and Nick and his wife Mary visited on the boardwalk while growing up. Ocean City with sons, Steve and Nick Nick Jr. purchased a house down Jr. in the early 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and loved it. They the street in Marion Park, and their purchased a home in 1967 in the Marchildren Nick III, Michael, a long-time ion Park community (34 Street area) Ocean City life guard and Heather where Nick stills summers today. Nick spent lots of time in OC. and Mary retired to Ocean City and As Nick Sr. once said to his wife, have a home in the Broomall Pa. area, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to buy a place in Ocean City. Jekogian explained. It will be the perfect place for our famHe said he and his brother adopted ily to grow up in.â&#x20AC;? He was so right! the same love for Ocean City as their

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arry Hurley, host of Harry brings a wealth of ex“Hurley in the perience in the news busiMorning,” ness. His broadcasting career began on Jua radio talk show on WPG ly 1, 1991, on WFPG Talk Radio 104.1 1450 AM, with will be a polithis first guest, ical columnist N ew J er s ey Governor Jim for Shore Local Newsmagazine. Florio. At just 19, In addition he became one to hosting his of the youngest radio show, Harry full-time newspais also the station’s per staff writers in America, earning his senior programming consult ant . He wa s staff byline at The Press elected to both the of Atlantic City in 1979. Philadelphia (2013) Harry Hurley He left The Press and and New Jersey (2014) enjoyed a 10-year career Radio Broadcasting as an Atlantic City Hotel Hall of Fame. Harry has also been Casino Executive, serving at the highselected as one of the 100 Most est level of the casino industry. Important Talk Radio Hosts in Harry and his wife Margie marAmerica by Talkers Magazine for ried on Oct. 17, 1981. They have three grown children; Kristin, 2015, 2016 & 2017. His charity, Hurley in the Morning Charity Golf Lauren and Robert and a grandson Noah Hurley Baker. Open, has raised over $800, 000 We are very pleased that Harry is for much-needed grants for wonderful not-for-profit charities. joining our team here at Shore Local.


When the leaves start to fall, head to the Ocean City Free Public Library. From movie screenings to concerts, and from lectures to best-selling novels, we offer everything you need for a fall that’s the coolest. Books, Audiobooks, Periodicals & Reference Materials Music CDs, Educational Videos & Entertainment Videos Children’s Software, Video Games & Mobile WiFi Hotspots Teen & Tween Book Clubs, Social Events & Activities Lectures, Workshops, Concerts & Movies Children’s Crafts & Storytelling And So Much More


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Atlantic City Events Rick Springfield ▶Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 8 p.m. Tropicana Showroom Tickets start at $55 Phone: 1-800-843-8767 Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and pop rock musician Rick Springfield will perform live in the Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City on Saturday, Sept. 23. Show time is 8 pm. Doors open at 7 p.m. Over the past three decades, Rick Springfi eld has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the fi nest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”

Orleans ▶Thursday, Sept. 28th at 8 p.m. Harrah’s Resort Tickets start at $15 Phone: 609-441-5000 Best known as the Pop/Rock band that brought you the 70s hits “Still The One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time,” Orleans has a wonderful music career that has

spanned many decades. Come out to The Concert Venue on Thursday, Sept. 28th as Soft Rock Month comes to a close.

2017 Garden State Country Music & Food Truck Festival ▶Saturday, Sept. 30th & Sunday, Oct. 1st Bader Field Tickets start at $45 Phone: 732-956-9000 x1010 2 Days, 2 Stages, 20 Artists, 40 Food Trucks!! The Garden State Country Music and Food Truck Festival is coming to Bader Airfi eld in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st.  Garden State Festival is the only multi-day festival in the Tri-State area bringing together nationally headlining country music artists and over 40 of the area’s top food trucks. For tickets and more information visit

Free Community Events ▶Little Learners’ Craft Class Friday, Sept. 15th at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Warren Fox Nature Center 109 Route 50, Estell Manor Open to ages 3-5 preschoolers

accompanied by an adult. Transform everyday objects into works of art. Time permitting; children will have the opportunity to “show and tell.” Specify morning or afternoon session when registering. Register by calling the Nature Center offi ce at 609-625-1897.

Registration will be taken by phone 609-272-8120 by the EHT Recreation Department or in person at the EHT Community Center at 5045 English Creek Ave, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Washington, D.C. Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic ▶Sunday, September 24th from 9-11am 240 Old Turnpike Rd. Pleasantville Have your cat(s) in a carrier and your dog(s) on a leash. If you have proof that your animals have received a rabies vaccine in the past and bring proof with you. Cats and dogs must be 4 months of age to receive this vaccine. Pregnant or sick animals will not be vaccinated.

Egg Harbor Township Bus Trips ▶Interested in getting away for a day? Try one of our bus trips! All day trips leave from the Egg Harbor Township Municipal building located at 3515 Bargaintown Road. Seats are limited so register early. Participants’ minimum age is 10 years, ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

▶Saturday, Sept. 23 - The bus will drop you off at the Air/Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute where you can make your own connections to other points of interest. Whatever you decide to do, it will be a fun-filled day for all. (Cost $40)

Inner Harbor, Baltimore ▶Saturday, Oct. 7 - A myriad of activities, historical attractions and shopping within strolling distance await you along with the National Aquarium, home of over 8,000 specimens of fish, birds, mammals and amphibians. (Cost $38)

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All of the glitz and glamour of the annual Miss America Pageant came to Atlantic City Sunday, Sept. 10 at Boardwalk Hall. Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel, of Egg Harbor Township, finished second runner up. Photos by Donald B. Kravitz and Dick Clark Productions. Kaitlyn Schoeffel, of Egg Harbor Township, looks stunning in her white evening gown during the Miss America 2018 Pageant.

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Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeff el participates in the swimsuit challenge on Sept. 8 in the Miss America 2018 Pageant at Boardwalk Hall in Egg Harbor Township. Kaitlyn Schoeff el, of Egg Harbor Township, finished second runner up out of 51 contestants. She is only the seventh Miss Jersey contestant ever to finish in the top three.

Q & A With Miss NJ Kaitlyn Schoeffel By Cindy Fertsch

What does it feel like to be a Miss America finalist? Kaitlyn: It is a surreal experience. I walked on the stage one person and walked off another. It was a transformative experience on many levels. I learned so much about myself. For example, how to control my nerves and handle myself under pressure. I had no expectations going in. I was just thrilled to be there.  What was the best part of the experience for you?


Kaitlyn: Definitely, the community support. I was so humbled by how many people in the community showed their support. I absolutely loved the parade. Ever since I was a little girl, I went to that parade and dreamed of being in it. Seeing little kids cheering me on or asking for my autograph reminded me so much of myself growing up in this area. What was the most stressful part of the competition? Kaitlyn: Figuring out how to sleep and take care of my body. The days

are very long. You go from 6 AM until midnight. They do have an area they call Sleepy Hollow where there are cots set up and you can rest when you have a little time inbetween events. Those 30 minutes here and there helped me greatly.

miss them already.

What kind of relationship did you have with the other contestants? Best friends, I think we will be in each other’s weddings. We spent so much time together and were going through the same things. I

What’s next for you? Kaitlyn: I’m back from the competition and am focusing on being Miss New Jersey. Iam booking a lot of appearances and hope to raise funding for my platform which is to make the arts accessible to all children. 

How excited are your parents? Kaitlyn: Both my parents were there and they are over the moon excited. My dad keeps saying” It was the best day of his life.”

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Peace Pilgrim Day in EHC By Lindsay Kirkland


riends of Peace Pilgrim, a non-profit organization, will host the 10th annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24th, at Peace Pilgrim Park, created in 2005 in honor of the Peace Pilgrim. The two-day event in the 500 block of London Avenue in Egg Harbor City, is in honor of Mildred Norman, the Egg Harbor City resident who made peace her life’s mission. The event begins with morning yoga at 9 a.m. followed by a Walk for Peace at 10 a.m. Walk registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and commemorative T-shirts designed by art students at Cedar Creek High School will be available for the first 100 who register with a donation of $5 or more. To preregister visit Meditation follows at 11:30 a.m. A Feast for Peace potluck picnic is scheduled for noon. Participants are invited to bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share. There will also be an open mic and children’s activities. A collection of gently used shoes will be taken for distribution to local charities throughout the celebration.

The Historical Society Museum across from the park will be open Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23 to showcase a new Peace Pilgrim display. The celebration concludes with a Drum Circle at 2 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 24 a one-hour Interfaith Spiritual Service begins at 2 p.m. and includes readings about peace and music provided by religious leaders from the Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths.

Who was Peace Pilgrim? Friends of Peace Pilgrim will host its 10th celebration in her honor at Peace Pilgrim Park on London Avenue in Egg Harbor City Sept. 23 and 24th.

Peace Pilgrim walked for peace in the 1950s until her death in 1981. Peace Pilgrim was Mildred Norman, born and raised on a farm in Egg Harbor City. In 1953, Norman set off on New

Year’s Day with a goal of walking the entire country for peace. She gave up her name and took up a new identity as Peace Pilgrim. She vowed to remain a wanderer until mankind had learned the way of peace. Over nearly three decades, Peace Pilgrim walked across America, covering more than 25,000 miles until her death in 1981. She touched the hearts and the lives of millions. Peace Pilgrim was the ultimate minimalist, never using money and wearing

the same clothes every day: blue pants and a blue tunic that held everything she owned: a pen, a comb, a toothbrush and a map. “I just walk until given shelter, fast until given food,” she said at the time. “I don’t even ask; it’s given without asking. I tell you, people are good. There’s a spark of good in everybody.” The first year of her walk, Peace Pilgrim was thrown into jail for vagrancy. However, when they found out she wasn’t a communist, they let her go. She had no fear of jail. She said she felt jails were wonderful places to carry on the mission and she would gather the women prisoners together and teach them a little song, a little chant called “The Fountain of Love.” By 1964, Peace Pilgrim had already walked 25,000 miles. Eventually, she stopped counting. Peace Pilgrim’s journey ended on the side of a road in Indiana 30 years ago, but her followers say they continue to find meaning in her message and to be inspired by her example. In May of this year, Peace Pilgrim was inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame. She also published two books which are printed and distributed for free through Friends of Peace Pilgrim.

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h, fall. Nothing beats crisp, cool wind, the crinkling of leaves under boots, and the smell of campfire at dusk. Almost 30 percent of Americans say that fall is their favorite season, and I am definitely one of them. As I sit in a coffee shop, I notice that while everyone is obsessed with all things pumpkin spice, no one looks up from their phones or tablets. Fall is a time when everyone, especially students, get busy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to look up from our work and embrace the beauty around us. With that in mind, here are some of my fall favorites:

Hot Apple Cider Around early September, people go crazy for pumpkin spice lattes, but the unspoken hero of fall is hot apple cider. This drink is like apple juice, only a million times better. One of my favorite parts of living in Atlantic County is enjoying the beach in September. My twin sister, Holly, and I love to get apple cider from a local coffee shop and sit by the dunes in Ocean City. We read, talk about our favorite movies or memories, and watch the waves crash into the shore.

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study, watch Netflix, or have deep conversations with my roommates and friends.

Denim Jacket The 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is back and better than ever. Denim jackets are truly versatile pieces, and go with almost anything! As the temperatures drop, I cling to my favorite hoodie-denim hybrid coat. It works well with casual dresses, athletic wear, but for the most autumn spirit, layer with a red flannel underneath. Pro Tip: Scour local yard sales and consignment shops for a vintage look and low prices.


Birch Grove Park Growing up in Egg Harbor Township, Birch Grove Park has been a memorable part of my childhood. The park has a multi-level playground, a lake, hiking trails, and even a covered bridge! As the leaves change colors, take your family and friends for picnics, playtime, and photoshoots. The park also offers a fall hayride for families that feature Halloween-themed scenes and attractions. For a little more spook, check it out!

Football Games Nothing brings people together like a football. Cheering for a common cause, being active, and having fun make any sports event worthwhile. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pro or high school football fan, get your family or friends together and show your pride.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m personally not super big into sports, but when it comes to watching games, I love to rally up my friends and cheer the loudest in the stands. South Jersey may be known for its warm summers and beautiful beaches, but fall brings its own unique set of adventures. As we transition into a new season of life, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get excited for the thrill of autumn. 1.800.BeachNJsFacebook/DowntownOCNJ DOWNLOAD THE NEW OCEAN CITY VACATION MOBILE APP FOR SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES!


Faces Around The Community

Members of the Bargaintown, Cardiff and West Atlantic City Fire Companies were at the Egg Harbor Township First Responders Concert on Sept. 8th.

Jared Milstead of Northfield is all smiles standing on the fire truck at the Egg Harbor Township First Responders Concert Friday, Sept. 8th.

Missey Brock, Jane Alvarez, David Repici and Nichol Hoff of Sturdy Savings Bank all smiles at the Good Old Days Festival Sept. 9th in Somers Point.

Local TV news anchor and singer-songwriter Michelle Dawn Mooney was introduced at the start of the First Responders Concert in EHT on Sept. 8th and sung the National Anthem.

Dean Hedelt, Stewart Gladstone, Joe Masington and Steve Shemonis of the Rotary Club of Somers Point were at the Good Old Days Festival in Somers Point.

Pam Chamberlain, Kathleen Arleth, Donna Albano and Lois Gregory, members of the Somers Point Business Association, are promoting city-wide businesses and events at the Somers Point Good Old Days Festival on Sept. 9th.

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Nucky Johnson’s Gravesite is Right Here in South Jersey among other things, involved gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution. Eventually, this all caught up with Johnson. The Federal government took an interest in him, and he was indicted for tax evasion in 1939. He spent a couple years in prison, and spent the rest of his life quietly working with his wife at the Renault Winery.

By Nick Leonetti


oardwalk Empire is a television show that I haven’t had the opportunity to watch yet. From what I’ve heard, though, and according to a pretty much unanimous critical consensus, it’s a fantastic series. Obviously, one of the draws in these parts is the location of the show. Our beloved Atlantic City is the spot where all the carnage takes place, and South Jersey history spices up the narrative throughout. Judging from conversations I’ve had with locals, though, it seems that most don’t realize how local Enoch “Nucky” Johnson (the protagonist of the show played by Steve Buscemi) really is. Not only did Johnson die in Northfield. His gravesite is a stone’s throw away from Atlantic City, as well. Located in the Zion Cemetery, a small burial ground across the street from the Zion Methodist Church on Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township, the mausoleum where Johnson’s body is interred can be seen while driving by if you know where to look. It is an unassuming sepulcher that simply reads “Johnson – Shimp.” After doing some research, I discovered the name Shimp belongs to his wife Mabel Jeffries Johnson’s stepmother,

The resting place of Nucky Johnson is just another example of the quiet history that can be found all over our great state. New Jersey became a state in 1787, making it one of the oldest. We are so lucky to have such a rich abundance of history and heritage at our fingertips. It would be a crime to waste it.

Nucky Johnson was once the Atlantic County Sheriff but he was also a racketeer in the 1930s. Ida Shimp-Golden, all of whom rest with him. But who was Nucky Johnson? My grandmother, 90-year-old Elizabeth Chandler, knew him when she was a little girl. He was a friend of my great-grandfather, and my grandmother still recalls sitting on Johnson’s lap and how kind he was to her. Even so, a harder, colder exterior in his professional life replaced the kindness Johnson exuded onto close friends. Johnson had the respected title of Atlantic County Sheriff; however, he also was a racketeer. His organization,

Nucky Johnson is buried in Egg Harbor Township on Zion Road in this mausoleum. Photo credit flickr In 1968, Johnson died of natural causes at the Atlantic County Convalescent Home in Northfield. He was interred along with the rest of his close family in the mausoleum shortly after.


Nick Leonetti is a writer and nature-enthusiast from Somers Point, NJ. He works in Atlantic County’s department of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.


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Ocean City Happenings Air Shows Return to Ocean City This Weekend Two highlights of Ocean City’s fall events calendar take place this weekend: the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 16) and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday (Sept. 17). Both events are free to attend and showcase the intersection of land, sea and sky in Ocean City in the beautiful month of September. ▶The family-friendly Ocean City Airport Festival features two new events this year: a performance by Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team,” and a running race along the length of the 3,000-foot runway at the airport. The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at approximately 12:20 p.m. They will return on Saturday night at 8 p.m. for a pyrotechnic jump that will light up the sky over the Ocean City Boardwalk with a landing on the beach between Seventh Street and Eighth Street. The team then will deliver the American flag from the sky to open the Aerobatic Air Show at 1 p.m. Sunday with a landing on the beach at 11th Street. The new half-mile “Runway Run” is open to all ages and offers a chance for anybody to cover ground normally traversed only

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by planes. Free registration will be at the informal event, which will begin at 12:45 p.m. The festival takes place at the Municipal Airport at 26th Street and Bay Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from the World War II era to the present. Performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show will be on hand to meet with festival-goers. The festival also includes kid’s activities, antique cars, music, food and more. The Ocean City Board of Realtors again will sponsor “Bubble Mania,” a family activity that raises funds for the Ocean City Historical Museum. The day-long “Mania” will include bubble activities for kids with food, candy and beverages for sale to help to raise funds. A banner pickup demonstration begins at noon. Helicopter and biplane rides will be available for a fee. Additional parking for the festival will be available at Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue) with free shuttle service provided. An emergency road repair on Bay Avenue near the airport is expected to be complete by Friday. For more information, call 609399-6111. ▶The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday showcases some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic

champions in the world, along with a Coast Guard demonstration and the skydiving performance. The free show begins at 1 p.m. Thousands typically soak up some of the final days of the calendar summer as they watch the spectacle from the beach and boardwalk. The show is best viewed from the area between Fifth Street and 14th Street. This year’s lineup features the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Raiders Demo Team, Scott Francis, Paul Dougherty, David Miller and Jack Knutson, along with the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. There is no rain date for either show, and air performances may be canceled if weather conditions do not allow for safe flying.

GOLD MEDALISTS HIGHLIGHT GYMNASTICS EXPO ON SATURDAY ▶Olympic gymnastics gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson will be featured at a Gymnastics Expo on the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Expo is open to all young

gymnasts and will include a question-and-answer session, tips on skills and an array of vendors. Tickets ($35) are on sale now. There are two sessions from which to choose: 9 a.m. to noon or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before each session. Tickets ($30) for an exclusive meet-and-greet (that includes a chance to take a photo with the stars and get an autograph) are also available. Visit boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. Liukin is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, and she has nine World Championship medals. She was the 2016 Night in Venice grand marshal in Ocean City, a commentator during the 2016 Olympic Games and a 2015 contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” Johnson was the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller “Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far About Love, Faith and Living Your Dreams.” She also launched a successful business and has a career in broadcasting.


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CEAN CITY – the explosion, while Sergeant When walkers, Lewis survived, losing his right sponsors, and leg and suffering a traumatic other supportbrain injury, hearing loss, and ers gather on the Ocean City shrapnel injuries. Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. Sergeant Lewis retired from the Army in May of 30, for the 9th Annual Walk for 2006.  A full-time student the Wounded, they’ll hear the inspiring story of a hero who studying music education, his was struggling with an am- Sergeant Sean Lewis, U.S. goal is to teach music at the middle school or high school putation and other significant Army-medically retired, injuries at an age when most will share his story of how he level, while caring for his fiveyoung Americans are enjoying overcame challenges when he year-old son, Truitt. college or embarking on a new returned from the battlefield Registration for the 9th career. During the walk’s open- at Walk for the Wounded Annual Walk for the Wounded ing ceremonies, Sergeant Sean Sept. 30 in Ocean City. takes place at the Ocean City M. Lewis (U.S. Army – mediMusic Pier at 8:30 a.m.  Opencally retired) will explain how Operation ing ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m., and First Response helped him overcome the the three-mile Walk begins at 10 a.m. All challenges he faced upon his return from proceeds from Walk for the Wounded the battlefield.  will help Operation First Response, rated Sergeant Lewis joined the Army a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, on his 17th birthday, while still a senior support wounded soldiers in times of in high school. After training, he joined crisis. More than 97 cents of every dollar the 588th Combat Engineer Battalion as raised will be donated directly to injured a Communications Officer, 2nd Brigade, soldiers who are facing financial, physical, 4th Infantry Division. In March of 2003, and emotional struggles.  he deployed to Iraq, where he served To learn more about Walk for primarily in Baqubah in the Diyala Provthe Wounded, please contact ince. On Jan. 21, 2004, Sergeant Lewis Tricia Ciliberto at and two fellow soldiers, Gabriel Palacios 609-402-5190 or  and David Parker, were hit by a mortar round. Palacios and Parker were killed in

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The library will provide a monthly teen craft- to-go activity from Friday, September 1 to Saturday, December 30, during library hours. All teens are invited to stop by the Teen Section to grab each monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s craft. Instructions and free materials will be provided. Septemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s craft is clothespin earbud holders; masks for October; paper flowers in November; and ornaments in December.

Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township hosts six different book clubs for a variety of ages. The KIDS-ONLY BOOK CLUB is suggested for ages 8-12, and meets on Thursdays, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Participants enjoy snacks and discuss books. Please advise of any food allergies. The Read, Chat & Chew Book Club for ages 12-16 is held Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, and Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested. Teens who enjoy a good read are encouraged to come enjoy the fun conversation and a tasty snack. Please advise of any food allergies.

Book Club The library will host a monthly book club for adults at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Come to the library for an hour to discuss and enjoy good books. Septemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is Major Pettigrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson; in October the group will discuss Little Demon in the City of Light, by Steven Levingston; for November, it is The Orphan Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Son, by Adam Johnson; and Decemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.

Yarn Wrapped Letters Craft The library will host a morning craft pro- gram for children ages 6-12 on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Registration is required. Come wrap your initial in yarn and decorate it!

Middle School Book Club The library invites all kids ages 9 to 14 to its monthly Middle School Book Club at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec.13. Read the designated book each month, and come talk about your favorite books.

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Grandparents & Me AÂ Drop-in-Craft Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township will hold a drop-in craft event on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 4-6 pm. The free program is for kids ages 6-15. Bring your grandparents or grandkids into the library and celebrate Grandparents Day with fun crafts.

Lucy Jerueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Purple Martin Palace Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township invites all to come meet Lucy Jerue, author of Purple Martin Palace, on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Listen to her read the story and see artwork from the book.

Saturday Morning Movie Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township will show a movie on Saturday mornings, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to come and view; contact the library at 652-2352 for the titles. Light refreshments are also provided. Please advise of any food allergies.

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Weathering the Storm

By Maria Provenzano


recently had the privilege of reading a poem at Somers Point’s annual September 11 Memorial Service. I didn’t share one of my own. I selected a poem entitled “The Dead of September 11” by Toni Morrison, which articulates the emotion of that day much more completely than I ever could. In it, Morrison writes that she would like to muster the courage to speak directly to those who perished in the attacks: “Those children of ancestors born in every continent / on the planet: Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas…; / born of ancestors who wore kilts, obis, saris, geles, / wide straw hats, yarmulkes, goatskin, wooden shoes, / feathers and cloths to cover their hair.”

In this collection of lines, she highlights the diversity of the victims – all of various heritages and walks of life, united as human beings facing one of the greatest tragedies of our time. At the time of the attacks on September 11, 2001, I was in my eighth- grade computer class. I remember my teacher’s name. I vaguely recall the way the room looked. I do not remember if we were sent home early from school. I didn’t know anyone directly impacted by the events of that day, and I don’t remember when I fully

understood the gravity of what had happened. What I remember vividly is the compassion and unity expressed by so many citizens of this country and this planet. The attacks of September 11 created an open wound in America, and thousands of lives were lost. We grieve for them still, as evidenced by the countless services that take place on this day each year. While any act of terror will breed fear and hate, it will also breed love and connection. I believe that love wins every time, even if the battle is hard-fought.

In moments of tragedy, we all lose something, and some of us lose what feels like everything. That said, crisis also brings one beneficial shared loss: the walls that divide us. All that matters during a tragedy is the fact that we are humans, and we’re in this together. We want to survive, and we want our brothers and sisters to survive, as well. After a deadly tornado hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011, then-President Barack Obama said, “How we respond when the storm strikes is up to us. How we live in the aftermath of tragedy and heartache, that’s within our control. And it’s in these moments, through our actions, that we often see the glimpse of what makes life worth living in the first place.” In the wake of the back-to-back disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have a powerful opportunity to show each other how we weather the storm, together. In remembrance of September 11, we have a new chance to express gratitude, cultivate compassion, and share love.

Maria Provenzano is the poet laureate for the City of Somers Point and the founder of The Elegant Root. See what she’s up to at and on social media @ theelegantroot.


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How to Fill Your Little Ones’ Days With Fun Story time is great for so many to change things up a bit. Have Take a Yoga Class. reasons. You are exposing you been to Shark Park in Many places offer mommy and me yoga children to books and Brigantine? It’s a fabulous classes in addition to kids’ yoga classes. reading while at the same playground that is great Happy Heart Corner in Northfield is a fatime socializing them for kids of all ages. This vorite of my kids as well as Grow Yoga in with other children. My is an ideal playground for Galloway. There’s really nothing cuter than two favorites were at climbers, which my kids a room full of kids chanting “om.” are. Imagithe Margate Library and There you have it, a nation Station Ocean City Library. comprehensive list of ways in Galloway is By Marci Lutsky The Margate to keep your toddlers and another good one. Library children’s preschoolers occupied. They have nice he days are long room is Now that my kids are in first enclosed Mirah Lutsky was just a tod- covered picnic but the years grade and in school full time, tables, perfect which is dler when she started trying are short. I I miss those days of looking if you want to ideal if out diff erent playgrounds. can’t tell you for new and exciting activpack a lunch. you have how many times I heard ities for them. We made a this when my twins were mobile children or more Sandcastle Park on 34th Street lot of great friends along the way between music very young. I always wanted than one to keep an eye on. in Ocean City is also a fun to respond that the days are The librarian who ran story playground that keeps my kids class and story time. The occupied for hours. not long with twins, but endless! time was so engaging and fun. Columnist Marci Lutsky has more you go to an activity In the early years before chilThe Ocean City Library also given her now six-year-old regularly, the more you dren start school, it can be Even as a baby, Spencer holds story time in an enVisit the Brigantine twins Mirah and Spencer will get to know people. I would love to hear about a challenge to fill those days Lutsky had an ear for music closed room. The librarian opportunities to try out Community Center and keep them occupied. I thanks to classes that created there does a great job of diff erent things from music to what kinds of activities Playroom. moved to South Jersey when bonds for the columnist and engaging with the children This is a good one to keep in playgrounds. you like to do with your my twins were 13 months her kids but also friendships and many times would put mind for rainy days which most little ones! people don’t know about. The room is alold and I was always on the with other moms. on a puppet show that I ways clean and has a cute little carousel as found as entertaining as lookout for new and exciting activities. The cold months will be here my children did. The Ocean City Library is well as plenty of toys. This is ideal for young Marci Lutsky is a local mom of six-year-old twins and can be before you know it so if you have little ones, part of the Community Center which also children. They have little picnic tables so I it’s good to start planning with these ideas. has a pool and small café. would often meet friends there and pack reached at veggingattheshore@ a lunch.


Take a Music Class.

Take Swim Lessons.

Before I even moved to this area I was already signed up for a Music Together class. I still remember that first class because another mom with a son the same age as my kids walked up and asked if I wanted to get together for a playdate. Fast forward six years and we are still friends. Not only was the class so worthwhile for teaching my kids about socialization and music, it was just as valuable for me to know that I had a scheduled activity each week which gave me the opportunity to socialize with other moms.

Water safety should be taken seriously and teaching kids to swim is so important, especially living at the beach. It’s never too early to start swim lessons. We started before our kids could even walk, getting them comfortable in the water. Now they can swim the length of the pool, tread water and dive into the deep end. There are many options for places to take swim lessons. Ask around to find a place near you that will fit into your schedule. My kids had a great experience at the Ocean City Aquatic Center.

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â&#x2020;&#x2DC;Continued from 23 Furry Buddies The Furry Buddies program is scheduled to visit the Atlantic County Library System/ Galloway Township to help kids with reading on Tuesdays, Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 14 and 28, and Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free program welcomes children ages 6 to 14. The therapy dogs, Cody, Erin and Freedom, love sharing stories with children. Learn about the benefits of reading aloud to a therapy dog.

Shhh!!!! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Watching Our Favorite Book Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township invites ages 16 and older to come out for a new books-adapted-intofilms club held monthly on the second and third Wednesdays, starting in September. The program will feature a movie based on a great teen read. The films will be shown on Wednesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. A snack will be provided; please advise of any food allergies. Then return the third Wednesday of the month to discuss the movie and the book, on the following Wednesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20, also at 4:30 p.m. Come to the branch for teen reading and movie-going fun!

Mays Landing Library, 40 Farragut Ave., 609-625-2776

Yoga Three yoga programs will be offered in the coming months. Yoga for Life is open to older teens and adults at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 30, Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9 and 23. Registration and a $5 fee are required for any session. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat. Do not eat three hours before the class. Janet Hahn leads the programs. CHAIR YOGA for adults is offered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Registration is requested for any session. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or using a chair for support and that incorporates the breathing style and benefits of a traditional class. Linda Schwartz leads the programs. There is toddler yoga for ages 1 to 5 at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 30 (except Oct. 26 and Nov. 23). Registration is requested. Bring your own mat and/or towel. Bond with your child as certified childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yoga instructor Paige Vaccaro guides you through relaxing stretches and playful exercises. Toddler yoga is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation.

Mindfulness Meditation Furry Buddies The Furry Buddies program is scheduled to visit the Atlantic County Library System/

Autumn Possibilities

Mays Landing to help kids with reading on Tuesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 3 and 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. The free program welcomes children ages 6 to 14. The therapy dogs, Cody, Erin and Freedom, love sharing stories with children. Learn about the benefits of reading aloud to a therapy dog.

Adults are invited to attend a mindfulness meditation program on Saturdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

By Jeff Whitaker


t happens every year but it still amazes me. Seems like just as the calendar turns from August to September suddenly the mornings get cooler and the evenings crisper. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like magic. I know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably going to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Jeff; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called the change of seasons.â&#x20AC;? I know that but it's as if beyond the calendar, nature is giving us an even deeper message as well. There is something about the newness of Autumn. The crisp, clean air seems to send a message of freshness, a turning of the page of sorts. As children head back to school and more predictable routines kick in, this time of year is also a great time to recalibrate our lives. Most of us think of January first as our â&#x20AC;&#x153;clean slateâ&#x20AC;? day. But I look at Fall in a similar way. With that in mind, let me offer up three ways you can begin fresh this time of year. Begin with an assessment. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a firm believer that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begin to go where you want to go until you recognize where you are. Think about it. What is the first question a GPS asks when you look to it for directions? It says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;May I access your current location?â&#x20AC;? So, look at the major areas of your life in which you want to see improvement or advancement. Acknowledge where you are and then you can move on to step two.

Lay out goals to aim toward and accomplishments to achieve. Focus on the most important areas of your life (the ones where you want to see progress) and list realistic goals to achieve and the timeframe in which you want to achieve them. Map out the necessary steps to reach those goals. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough to assess your situation or to even set a goal. You have to develop a plan and then be willing to work with the plan to achieve that goal or accomplishment. Fall is among other things; the perfect pair of non-scuffed school sneakers, the smell of a newly opened pure white package of college-ruled paper, a sharpened pencil and fresh eraser, the brand-new text book with a stiff binding never-before cracked open, the lunchbox not yet used. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all new, untried, not yet tested. Let this season be a fresh start for you as well. Make it about new beginnings, recalibrating and reaching for new heights. Happy Fall!

Jeff Whitaker is a lifelong communicator and storyteller. He is a certified trainer, coach and speaker with The John Maxwell Team. Jeffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to encourage excellence in individuals and corporations through leadership and communications training. Connect with him at, through The Jeff Whitaker Company on Facebook or @jeffwhitaker on Twitter.


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Meet Diamond And Marvin Marvin is a beautiful flame-point Himalayan/ long-haired mix cat. He is estimated to be 5-6 years old. Marvin came in to the shelter by an Ocean City resident that said he found him as a stray. Although it was obvious that Marvin was someone’s pet at some point, he was in bad shape when he arrived.

Diamond is an adorable, aff ectionate black wire-haired terrier mix who would love a place call home. Diamond is an 18-month-old, wirehaired terrier mix: female, all black except for a diamond-shaped silver patch on the top of her head. She is a very sweet, attentive “little” girl looking for a person to be all hers. Diamond is affectionate, calm and wants to spend all her time in your lap. She is house-broken, walks well on a leash and is quite intelligent; knowing sit and down, and also likes to stand and walk on her two hind legs for treats. Very outgoing and cheerful, Diamond would probably prefer a calmer, slower environment although she could handle a little hustle and bustle just fine.

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Marvin is a handsome flame-point Himalayan who is anxious to meet the right family to go home with. He was under weight and had patches of fur missing all over his body exposing open oozing lesions. He was nicknamed “Starvin Marvin” due to his ferocious appetite. He has since filled out beautifully and is free of any skin irritations. Grain free, limited ingredient diet and year-round flea and tick prevention, is required to keep Marvin from recurring skin conditions. His food is not prescription and can be found at most pet food stores offering high quality diets.

Marvin can be playful and affectionate. He seems to prefer the company of women. He’s loaded with personality and his bright blue eyes will definitely warm your heart. His history is in clear but it’s possible Marvin wasn’t always treated well. He can be moody at times but these incidents become less frequent once he gets to know you. He will need patience and TLC while adjusting to his new home, but the results will be worth it. Marvin would prefer to be king of his domain but would probably be fine with other non-dominant cats and/ or dogs. Older, animal-friendly children may be okay. Come visit Marvin for more info and find out if he can fit into your household. If you would like to meet Diamond or Marvin or get more information on them, stop by the Humane Society of Ocean City located at 1 Shelter Road, OCNJ, open daily from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. or give the shelter a call at 609-398-9500 x 1.




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Richard Somers, National Hero of Islamic Jihad overseas. Some 500 years earlier, the Ottoman Turks became the n September 4, 1804, Caliphs, or leaders of the Muslim World. In Somers Point native Richard 1453, they destroyed the last of the EastSomers was killed during a ern Roman Empire. The Turks were on the daring attack in America’s verge of conquering the rest of Europe. first war against an Islamic nation.  Last They not pushed back until their army Sunday, about 75 people gathered by the was destroyed by Polish cavalry outside statue and mural built to remember him Vienna, Austria on September 11, 1683. at the Somers Point Library. 6. The Muslim “Barbary Kingdoms” Richard Somers was once a national of North Africa (Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, hero.  A monument to him and five othand Tripoli) helped the Turks by systematers in that war once stood next ically attacking, capturing, and selling to the Capitol in Washingnon-Muslims as slaves. Historiton, D.C.  It now stands ans estimate that between Columnist Seth Grossman in Annapolis. The 1500 and 1800, sea-fighters speaking at a tribute to RichRichard Somers from the Barbary Kingard Somers in Somers Point. doms enslaved roughly story was once in history books in 1.5 million European Chrisevery elementary Here are 10 “incontians. Their raids across After 70 years, the Sahara Desert also school in America. most established venient truths” in the Richard Somers story, Today, Somers opinion-makers enslaved roughly 5 million is unknown .  now believe the big which explain why it is no black Africans. The reason is lies and fake history longer be told in our schools 7. By 1776, the Barbary obvious.   Since the of that propaganda. or in Hollywood or TV movies. Kingdoms got more civilized. A mural of the Cold War began in That is why we only 1. Richard Somers was a Barbary Pirates. Instead of enslaving every the 1940’s, Russia and smart, talented, and brave hear stories of the small European they captured, they China spent fortunes on held most for ransom and release. Later, number of Americans in the American.  At age 20, Somers gave up a most European nations paid “tribute” or anti-America propaganda. Bust of Richard Somers past who did these things. promising career, his pacifist Quaker faith, bribes in advance to protect their people Most was directed at young We rarely hear about the and later his life, to protect Americans from attacks.  American ships were prostudents in education, jourgreat majority of good overseas.   nalism, and on aspiring actors, actresses, Americans who built this country - like 2. In 1783, America was a peaceful tected by these deals, because we were nation.  We were so peaceful, that we and Hollywood/TV movie producers.  Richard Somers. colonies of England, and allies of France. completely got rid of our army and navy as 8. When America won independent soon as our War for Independence from in 1783, the Barbary Kingdoms attacked the British Empire was over. our ships.  We were no longer protected by English and French tribute. 3. When Richard Somers grew up, America, was truly a land where Liberty 9. At first, America paid bribes and created Prosperity.  Outside the then tribute like the Europeans.  We had no shrinking slave areas of the South, Amernavy to protect our ships.   However, in icans had less government, lower taxes, 1798, French pirates also attacked us and and more freedom and opportunity than demanded bribes. At this point, Ameriany society in modern history. Thanks cans shouted “Millions for defense, not to our Judeo-Christian culture, most one cent for tribute.” Congress spent Americans did the right thing because millions to build a navy. Richard Somers they wanted to -not because government was one of the first to join at age 20. 10. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferforced them to. Unlike people in the rest of the world, Americans were free to buy, son sent Richard Somers and our new build, and go into almost any business or fleet to North Africa to fight the Barbary profession they wanted, without bribing sea-fighters. Richard Somers was put in or bullying government officials to get command of a warship at age 23. During permits and licenses. the next four years, those young Amer4. When Richard Somers grew up, icans defeated the Barbary kingdoms most boys and girls got eight years of so badly, that most of the Islamic World basic schooling.   Although most Amerended its slave trade, and made peace icans finished school by age 16, they with non-Muslim Europe and America for were better educated in reading, writing, the next 190 years. critical thinking, arithmetic, science, and The remarkable story of Richard Somers is an important part of the geography than most 22-year-old college remarkable story of America. It is too graduates today. Most Americans also learned mastered useful trades before, important to be told only to a handful of or shortly after finishing school. By age people in Somers Point every September. 17, Richard Somers was in command of Help us bring Richard Somers and his stocargo ships sailing between New York ry back to our public schools and colleges and Philadelphia.  Had he continued his caincluding Richard Stockton University. reer, Somers would have almost certainly For details on how you can help us, moved up to more profitable routes to please go to, and from Europe, Asia, or South America.   Liberty and Prosperity Facebook page.  5. Soon the peaceful America of RichPlease contact us at 609-927-7333 or ard Somers collided with the violent world   By Seth Grossman



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y life as a dog came to an end this past September 7th after 12 joyous years with my human parents, Charles and Rubye. I felt fine until just a few days before, but then became suddenly tired and did not have the energy to move at all. My parents took me to the vet where they performed some tests and then let us leave. Once in the car, they both started sobbing and hugging me. We got home and they gave me some medications

and then cooked a hamburger just for me after which I took a long nap. I was just so tired. Over the next couple days, they cooked for me, gave me ice cream which was a treat and helped me when I had to go outside. When I no longer had the strength to get up, we went back to the vet. My dad had to carry me in. At 66 pounds, this was no easy task but I knew I could always depend on him. I met with the vet again and after some alone time with my parents, she gave me a shot and I went to sleep. Now in doggy heaven, I reflect on the awesome life I was so fortunate to have since the beginning started so ominously. I was just a young pup in Louisiana when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. I was moved from place to place until I ended up in a house in Memphis, Tennessee with about 20 other dogs. The Humane Society stepped in and disbursed us to shelters all over. I was sent to the Ocean County Humane Society. There were so many dogs and the barking never stopped. I couldn’t wait to get out of that place. Finally, a mother and a daughter came in and took a look at me. I saw my chance, hopped into the mother’s lap and pressed my head against her chest. I gave them no choice. In a matter of a few minutes, I had my own family and was heading to my own house in Ventnor. I never

dreamed I would be treated so well and made a promise to myself that I would be the best dog ever. My duty became protecting them from anything that may be a threat and I took on that role with fervor. When anyone came anywhere near them, I bared my teeth, raised the hair on my back and barked as ferociously as I could. People who came into my house nervously covered their nether regions and were encouraged to avoid eye contact. I never really bit anyone, though. Well, except for the FEMA guy who came to the house to file a claim on our behalf after Hurricane Sandy hit. When he came to the door, dad put me upstairs. How could I protect anyone from up here? I barked so much he had to open the door. I bolted passed him, saw a stranger sitting at our dining room table and promptly chomped down on his forearm. It was more of a bite and release but the FEMA guy was checking himself for damage. It looked like he was more concerned with the condition of his North Face jacket that any injury to his arm. He finished our claim quickly and assured us there would be no problem. My parents loved to travel and brought me with them most of the time. Due to the traumatic conditions of my youth, my parents resolved to never put me in a kennel. They would say “want to go

for a ride,” open the door to the van and I would take up my spot between the seats. We would go camping, go to crew races, hiking or even just to the beach where I would chase seagulls until they were out of reach. I don’t know why I did that. I wouldn’t know what to do if I ever caught one. I certainly wouldn’t want to hurt it. At the end of the day, there would always be a spot for me at the foot of the bed or sometimes on cool nights, I would even burrow between them nuzzling up for some space on the pillow. They would roll their eyes, pull the covers up and I would show my appreciation with a big sigh. My mom and dad had great friends, too. They would come over for a visit making it look like they wanted to see my folks but often times I knew they wanted to see me. I would lick their faces until they fell over laughing and made me stop. After a rough beginning of my life, I must say, I was really fortunate. I had my pack who nurtured and loved me. Now with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaking devastation, I am sure there will be many homeless pets to be cared for and I don’t want to see any of them up here before their time. Hopefully, many of them will be cared for with the same love and devotion I have been over the past 12 years. I had a good life.

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What is your favorite fall activity? Photos and reporting by Steffen Klenk

Marie Beamer Somers Point

Jane Alvarez Atlantic City

Dave Repici Cape May Court House

Donna Mindish Northfield

Going to corn mazes!

Watching football… major fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Driving through the country-side to see the color of the fall leaves.

Painting outside and playing golf.

Stewart Gladstone Egg Harbor Township

Donna Albano Somers Point

Ken Millevoi Ocean City

Going fishing and attending the Good Old Days Festival!

Attending local wine festivals.

Watching football every Sunday!

Playing golf!

Lois Gregory Somers Point

Amy Menzel Hammonton

David Chactom Somers Point

Stacy Fisher Ocean City

I love Taco Tuesdays at Gregory’s!

Biking and hiking.

Playing golf.

Walking on the boardwalk during quiet evenings.

Bill Carlsen Ocean View

Eli Somers Point Going to fairs, bike riding and playing football!

Carson Endicott Somers Point Jumping in the leaves!

Jaxson Carmichael Somers Point Raking leaves and camping!

Jim Larkin Somers Point

Hajar Mouhtairm Atlantic City

Attending local flea markets!

Going to pumpkin patches with my daughter.


Aaron Morton Somers Point Attending the Boy Scouts.

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spend a lot of time planning healthy meals for my family but I sometimes run out of steam when it comes to snacks. While it’s easy to reach for packaged snacks at the supermarket to send with the kids to school or keep in your bag, with a little bit of planning you can provide them with nutritious and tasty snacks. My kids tend to gravitate toward unhealthy snacks at the supermarket because who wouldn’t ask to buy a box of cookies with cartoon characters on the front? From time to time I will give in to those requests. But for the most part, I try to provide them with healthier options. Here are some of my favorites to pack for school.

Fruit and Vegetables You may be thinking well, I’ve tried sending these and they just come home untouched. Try to think about the presentation and what fruits and veggies that your kids like most. While my son loves plums, my daughter favors apples with the skin removed. Yes, it can be labor intensive to pack different snacks but if they are going to eat it, then it’s worth the extra few minutes. My kids also love grape tomatoes, blueberries and peppers cut into strips. If they


Photo Courtesy Marci Lutsky need some encouragement to eat their fruits and vegetables, consider packing something on the side like homemade ranch dressing in a small container.

If your child does not have nut allergies, this is a really fun one. Go to the supermarket bulk bins section and pick out a bunch of different ingredients such as dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Add them all together when you get home and then divide them into bags for the week. Not only is this a great energy-boosting snack, but making your own is very economical.


My kids love beans in many shapes and forms. Lately, they have fallen Homemade Granola Bars in love with edamame and a friend There are a ton of tipped me off to little granola bars in the edamame pouches snack aisle at the that are sold in the supermarket, but frozen section of the most are filled with insupermarket. I pack gredients you wouldn’t them frozen and by the really want to feed your time snack time rolls around, they are softkids. Making your own is pretty easy, plus if kids ened. Another favorite help with the recipe and in my house is roasted chickpeas. I drain a can customize the ingrediof chickpeas and toss ents, they are more likely to eat it. them with some olive oil and seasoning, then roast Yogurt them for about 25 minutes I buy organic yogurt for at a high temperature. These only last my kids and there Photo credit minutes in my are great options out there. Sometimes I’ll house. buy just small containers of yogurt On my blog, you can find recipes and pack it with a spoon. Yogurt for homemade granola bars, no bake pouches are a great option too. If carrot cake bites and turmeric roast-

Photo credit ed chickpeas. I’ll leave you with a very simple recipe for ranch dressing. Make a batch to use on salad or send with cut veggies for a healthy snack. Your kids will love it!

INGREDIENTS ▶½ cup plain Greek yogurt ▶¼ cup buttermilk (store bought or homemade by combining milk with white vinegar) ▶1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ▶½ teaspoon salt ▶½ teaspoon garlic powder ▶1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives ▶1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Serve as a salad dressing or for dipping vegetables.

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Fall surfing is entirely different Fall means cool temps and big waves for surfers at the Jersey Shore.

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ow’s when everything changes. Paddling out for an evening session this week, there one person in sight on a wide stretch of sun-washed beach, and no one in the water. A cool breeze cut across the waves, chopping things up, and making a little neoprene seem like one of humanity’s great inventions, but there was some size and some power to the waves. Now, I’m all for little summer waves. I don’t disdain playing in fun, warm water if there’s enough swell to cruise along on a longboard, but I know some of the hard-core surfers won’t even consider getting the board out for waves of a foot or less. Most years, July and August see small waves, if there are any at all.

A knee-high wave may seem like a lot to a kid on something inflatable, but for some surfers, that’s still not worth much notice. They wait for the fall and winter, when offshore storms start throwing the big waves at the Jersey coast. Some years have been different. In 2014, three named storms, Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal, rolled off the coast way early, coming along in June and July. They did some damage farther south, but up this way, they were nice, well behaved storms, staying far

enough off the coast but still pushing in some big, clean, ridable waves. I’m sure they were an enormous headache for the lifeguards trying to keep beaches full of shoobies out of trouble in overhead waves, but for surfers, playtime came early. This year was far more typical, with relatively small waves on most summer days. Like I said, I’m fine with that. I’ll be out there splashing around for an hour before sunset, catching rides off waves that only barely clear my ankles.

But as September comes in, look for the waves to get a little more power and size. It takes a little getting used to, a little recalibration after charging in to foot-high ripples all summer. On one sunny weekday, I slipped away from the sallow glow of the laptop screen to hit the waves off a local sandbar. The exact location of my super-secret surf spot is so carefully guarded that even I don’t know it, so don’t bother to ask. I have it programed into the car’s GPS system and I drive to it blindfolded, guided by that tinny recorded voice on my phone. Don’t worry, I play the radio really loud and beep the horn a lot so everyone knows to get out of the way. Anyway, I reached the spot, and paddled into these nice, waist-toshoulder-high sets. They looked perfect from the beach, lining up in rows, with a deep shadow forming along the face just before the whitewater appeared. Heading out, the nose of the board climbed over each peak, the first indication that this was an entirely different kind of surfing. A few looked set to close out, and a couple of waves lined up but then didn’t break at all, but then heaven

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smiled and everything lined up. I spun and started to paddle, and it wasn’t long before the wave grabbed the tail of my board and gave it a little push. I felt a rush as I dropped in to the wave, and a smooth acceleration as I made a banking turn, punching through a smatter of foam that formed between me and the shoulder of the wave. For one glowing moment, everything was perfect. On my right, a rising wall of glowing green water. To the left, empty space. It felt like flying. Normally, this would be where I trip over the leash, or dig the nose in to the wave for a painful and humiliating tumble to the sand, but not this time. The board had a life of its own, feeling through the changing currents and shape of the wave as I sped down the line, skirting another breaking section, and doubling back as the wave reformed and broke again. I’ve been in several times since then, including a brief session in churning, disorganized waves and some fun times in more knee-high swell. I even managed to make good on an embarrassing wipeout, this time when there were plenty of people watching. But the feeling of that initial exhilaration of that one perfect wave has stuck. I can call it to mind now, hammering this out on deadline in a room with an

open window, where I can sometimes hear the waves. This will be the last surf column for the year, but certainly not the last surf session. As the days get shorter, there will be less time paddling, and it won’t be long before more of that time gets eaten up fighting with wetsuits, hoods and gloves. A lot of surfers are eagerly awaiting the hurricanes and nor’easters that will kick up the really big swell. But this year, as in other years, it’s tough to really love a hurricane. It’s been five years since Sandy stomped the Jersey shore. We still don’t have a handle on just how much damage Harvey brought to eastern Texas, and as this goes to print, the nation will have a better account of how much death and damage Irma brought to Florida. I’ve known a lot of surfers who really struggle with this: the idea that they go out and play in waves that bring so much destruction. Sometimes, the damage was done hundreds of miles away. Sometimes, as with Sandy, some guys are out surfing while houses are still inundated on shore. Regardless, surfers will be out there in the fall and winter waves, through snowstorms, hurricanes and more. I’ll just say be careful, and look after each other.

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he Ocean City Free Public Library is extending a helping hand across the country to support school families in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The library (1735 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City) will serve as a donation dropoff center for a school supply collection drive to create care packages for children and schools. With direct connections in Texas, the campaign can ensure that these items will be delivered to the students of the Houston Independent School District. Jennifer Bernardini, a teacher in the Linwood School District and daughter of Ocean City Realtor Joanne Bernardini launched the drive, which seeks supplies and gently used books for schools devastated by the floods in Houston. The need is reportedly tremendous.

Bernardini partnered with the library in Ocean City, which has set up a bin next to the circulation desk. Anybody can make donations there during library hours. A library volunteer, Jeanne Pless, will box the donations to prepare them for transport. Another family member, Rachel Williams, is a teacher in the Houston Independent School District who will make sure the supplies get to schools and students that need them. The collection drive has begun and will continue through Sept. 20. Items needed include: gently used children’s books to rebuild school libraries, pens, pencils, crayons, dry-erase markers, colored pencils, folders, composition notebooks and glue sticks. For further information, call the library at 609-399-2434.

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ARGATE – A large swell Photo credit Shaun R. Smith/Sparkable of waves and support made the 17th annual Surf For A Cause a success for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation. Nearly 100 surfers and twice as many spectators and supporters helped Surf It Forward and raise money for people with cancer. As funds are being tallied, more than $20,000 was generated from the event. Waves as tall as five feet stretched overhead of the youngest competitors that paddled out. In the Surf It Forward fundraising campaign, foundation Trustee Michelle Barbera raised the most, $1,800, to win a custom-shaped surfboard by Brian Wynn. Angelina Pustizzi of Marmora, who surfed in the gromettes categor y, was the top fun d r a is er Dean Randazzo presents Korey Renart, 14, of Egg Harbor Townfor children ship with a trophy and $25 gift certificate to Bocca Coal Fired and will win Bistro for winning the boys division at the at the 17th annual Surf the same for For A Cause Saturday, Sept. 9 in Margate. fun dr a ising $280. May Surf Club was won by Vincent raising $1,065 and Bradford Giunta of Somers Point. Thomas Horne of Tucker of Ocean “I want to thank everyone for coming Yardville won a signed City was the secsurfboard donated from out here. This wouldn’t be happening ond-place Dean Randazzo’s without your support. All the board fundraiser and Aspen Lawler, 17, of Longport pulls a personal collection members do so much work behind the won an electric floater on a set wave during her first-place for fundraising $225. scenes so I want to thank all them,” Dean skateboard do- winning heat at the 17th annual Surf For A surfing trip to TamRandazzo told the crowd on the beach. nated by Harbor A Cause Saturday, Sept. 9 in Margate. arindo, Costa Rica “We had great waves today, you guys were shredding out there. Thanks for Outfitters for provided by the Cape all the support for the foundation - it’s helping a lot of in need and it’s just a great cause that you are a part of.” “It was a fantastic day with great waves, awesome surfers, sunshine and "I buy ALL my clubs surf dogs, as well as honoring the very at the GOLF HOSPITAL!" g n i deserving Jon Baker for all his years of Fitt ed b u l s outstanding contribution to the DRCF,” C & u nt w e e said foundation President Mark Zappone. N ipm Equ “Big thanks to all who partook in the event.” Red’s Jersey Mex sold burritos on the beach with the proceeds benefiting the foundation. In addition, the Heart of Peter Pan O’Toole Surfing teamed up with Booker D. Surfdog and Onyx Shorepound Surfdog for a surfing dog demonstration. The foundation honored Jon Baker of Buy a Bucket of Balls (Driving Range) Egg Harbor Township, an ambassador for For Driving Range the board and a former trustee that has donated artwork, including Christmas GET FREE MINI GOLF ornaments and the proceeds from the Art For Your Family! For A Cause, back to the foundation. The after party was held at Ventura’s Greenhouse with music provided by The SSP’s.

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Somers Point Rotary Reaches Half Million Dollar Mark By Maddy Vitale

T Sean Duff ey, of Ventnor, eyes up the barrel during his longboard heat at the 17th annual Surf For A Cause Saturday, Sept. 9 in Margate. 5. Carter Hanin 6. Chris Baylinson ▶Open stand-up paddle 1. Mark Neustadter 2. Jon Greenberg 3. Paul Giunta 4. Sean Geary 5. Dan Gotlieb 6. Brady Middlesworth 7. Andy Magner 8. Lindsay Tate ▶Women 16 years and older 1. Aspen Lawler 2. Vanessa Morrison 3. Samantha Stadler 4. Tatianna Velicer 5. Brynn Bowman

Joe Randazzo of Somers Point ducks down to catch a barrel during the 17th annual Surf For A Cause Saturday, Sept. 9 in Margate

he Rotary Club of Somers Point celebrated a significant milestone of reaching $500,000 in its total distributions to charitable organizations within the Atlantic and Cape May counties. The Rotary Club of Somers Point, which has been in existence for over 20 years, works to support positive and lasting change in the community by collaborating with community leaders on projects that have a real, lasting impact on people’s lives. Included in the many organizations to have benefited from their contributions are CASA, Shore Medical Volunteers, the Community Food Bank of South Jersey, Polio Plus and Shelter Box. In 2016 The Club provided funds that enabled the Somers Point Police Department K-9 Division to purchase a new police dog, affectionately named Doc. In the last year the club has provided support to Bay Fest, given funds to enable the Shore Medical Center host their annual volunteers’ dinner, delivered Thanksgiving meals to those in need in the community and donated to the EHT After Prom. Steve Boyd, a member of the rotary since last year said, “We are strong because we firmly believe and; commitment


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amilies fishing! Late August is the best time of the summer because little kids get out on the Margate Bay. Dedicated folks and grandparents make certain their last fling includes the sure bet of catching black sea bass, sea robins, snapper blues, and blue claw crabs. Bill Shillingford of Sea Isle did exactly that. He ascribes to the notion that

Diana Hirsh, an eight year old third grader at Slaybaugh Elementary School in EHT shows her prowess at catching the agressive snapper blues!

it is never too early in a child's life to expose them to fishing. He took three of his grandchildren out for a last hurrah before starting school and caught a variety of species. Eight year old Braden Hehir nabbed a sea bass, his twin brother Finn caught a porgy and ten year old sister Annabel added a spot to the day's bounty. Although a slightly older “kid”, Dr. Aliki Panagopoulou a transplant from Greece now working on the Worldwide Leatherback Turtle Trust also had a last rally with flounder before the September 5th. season end. She was triumphant with a 21 and a half inch heavy beast of a fish. The funny part is Aliki and fishing companions Dr. Jim Spotila and Dr. Hal Avery forgot their favorite fishing rods and were forced to use the utilitarian rental rods at the dock. It is all in the rigging! Team Procopio of Mt. Laurel also caught a 21 inch flounder on their family outing while the Becker family of Margate bailed blue claws. The toughest of the hard core anglers hail from Ventnor. Not only did Dr. Dan Klein's family hit the bay during torrential rain, they swapped boats for a bigger one, loaded on more young people and continued crabbing and fishing for snapper blues. Kudos to the families that go above and beyond!

Scott, Lisa, Bianca and Ricky Becker of Margate got in on the blue claw crabbing action this week. Huge blue claws!

Fall freedom by Ray Scott's Dock in Margate by Robin Scott Snapper blues are the bomb! All shapes, sizes and ages of kids are having a ball on he Margate Bay. Drop a line down, catch a blue fish. Repeat for as long as one wishes. Return to the dock, fillet these tasty pan fish and fry them up for dinner or a phenomenal lunch with Jersey tomatoes and lettuce on a kaiser roll. Few fish delight young ones this time of the year like small blues, especially important during a lull in the fishing action with edible keeper species.

The local heroes this week are hard fishing high schoolers, Justin Foreman and Liam Advena who caught a nine pound black drum fish off the Ocean City pier on clam. For the paltry sum of $25.00 any game angler can purchase a badge for the annual Atlantic County/Atlantic City Surf Derby and fish the beaches with a four wheel drive vehicle all Fall in quest of a variety of species and cash prizes! Available at all local island tackle shops.


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Ocean City


Ocean City


Ocean City

$1,729,000 Pride of ownership shows in this meticulous oceanfront

Very well kept , property speaks for itself, super clean 2nd floor. 4 large bedrooms & large great room. Excellent location 5 houses off beach. Extra wide lot 45x90 gives you more living space. Laminate flooring in great room kitchen & down hallway , newly remodeled upgraded kitchen ,cabinets re faced, new soap stone counter tops tile backsplash, new hot water heater, newer AC newer dishwasher , large front deck , private rooftop deck comes furnished. You can see the pride of ownership in this property

Close to beach and boardwalk great Investment Property! Stay on one floor - rent the other 2. Triplex w/2BR, 1.5BA ground floor, 3BR, 2BA 2nd flr, and 3BR, 1BA 3rd Flr. First floor unit features tile flooring, updated kitchen and baths, cozy front porch. Second floor has front and back decks, wood flooring, cross beam ceiling, beautiful doors and wainscoting in living area. Third floor has rear entrance w/deck, nice living area and updated bath. Backyard features enclosed shower, patio. Lot is conforming for building new duplex or big single family.

with spectacular views. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood , Open custom gourmet kitchen, Wolf oven & counter top, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, granite counters & island, stainless appliances, custom baths, elevator, walk in MBR closet, custom builtins, Rinnai Tankless water heaters, new carefree exterior, Anderson hurricane windows, interesting bonus rooms. Private entrance. NO SANDY DAMAGE. Seller would like to rent partial/full summer from Buyer if available.

Ocean City

Ocean City

Ocean City




If you like Sunsets, this is your new home! Bayfront Condo with forever views of the open bay & the 9th Street Bridge at night. Great price for a 3BR, 2BA Condo on the bay in OC especially with all these amenities! Heated pool, personal east/west boat slip w/boat lift and fresh water to clean boat and jet-skis, lg. covered wrap around deck and spacious common area deck. Hardwood flrs in living area and hallway, living rm. w/fireplace, multiple windows to allow light and water views. Kitchen with counter over-hang and stools for happy hour (it's 12:00 somewhere!). Also includes washer/dryer. This is what owning at the Shore is all about. Call today for your private showing.

Large 1 in wonderful location! Not currently rented but would make a great income property! Three bedrooms, two full baths, gas replace, plan, newer kitchen with tons of cabinets and new counter tops! Front deck for enjoying the summer breezes. Plenty of room for the beach equipment - 1 car garage with both storage loft and in separate room. Home has gas heat and central air. Attractively priced!

has built in cabinetry in the kitchen and living room. The kitchen and baths are beautifully tiled. Enjoy t center, library and heated pool in season. Great location on the Beach and Boardwalk at Park Place. Storage f . On site management and 24/7 security. Current winter tenant- weekend showings only.

Ocean City

Ocean City

Ocean City



Incredible panoramic views of the Ocean, Beach and Bay from premier hi-rise condominium in Ocean City - The Gardens Plaza! This two-bedroom, one and a half bath unit


BOAT SLIP INCLUDED WITH THE VIEWS! 1st Floor Bayfront Condo, exceptionally clean and well maintained! Bay Village is a quiet bay front community that is the perfect getaway retreat. Wake up & have coffee on the bay front porch while you get ready for a day out on your boat PARKED RIGHT OUT FRONT in your own deeded boat slip! Stroll to nearby restaurants, beach, or boards. Marina, bulkhead, and common areas all upgraded and beautifully maintained. Pets permitted (2). Come see the million dollar views and private bay front living this condo provides! You won’t be disappointed! Units in this complex with deeded boat slip are rare! Don't let this one slip away!

Take note of this over-sized unit on a 30 x 115 lot. Great layout, great storage space and extra features like enclosed shower, two extra closets in hall way, spacious bedrooms and baths, rear deck and larger front deck. You’ll see the di erence if you’ve been in any other 3 bedroom-2 bath units on the island. Centrally located to the beach, boardwalk, downtown shopping, WaWa, drugstore and restaurants. Her’s your a ordable beach house. Call today for your private showing.

Pride of Ownership in this spacious 3 BR, 2 bath condo within walking distance to the beach, boardwalk, playground, Bayside Center, supermarket and multiple shops/restaurants along Ocean City’s premiere shopping district. Extra-large, covered front deck acts as an extension of the living room. Property boasts a huge storage room on the , 1-car garage, granite counters, 1yr old refrigerator, new washer & dryer & all new windows and doors. Easy to show.

Ocean City

Ocean City



Here's your chance to be part of Ocean City's premiere beach/boardwalk front condo building, the legendary Ocean Colony Condominiums. Enjoy this 1,080 sq ft, larger 2 bedroom/2 bath unit with southern exposure and ocean views. You'll love this big floor-plan with spacious bedrooms and a beautiful balcony. Take pleasure in all this location has to offer with just steps to the beach and boardwalk. boasts one of the of the largest pools in Ocean City along with many other amenities like a game room, community room, exercise room and large sports deck ideal for families with young children. This unit comes with a covered parking space underneath the parking garage. Seller is an original owner who raised their family there the last 40 years and looking for the next family to continue the tradition for another 40 years. Call today for your private showing.


Vintage Ocean City townhouse in the heart of the downtown, lovingly cared for and in the same family for over 50 years. Front & rear decks, plenty ofinside & outside storage. Classic 3-story oor plan complete with 10 spacious BRs, 4½ full baths; 3 BRs on 2nd oor on each side, 2 BRs on 3rd oor on each side. Plenty of room for a large family to enjoy this property. 1st oors feature full-size LR, sep. DR & full kitchen w/combination pantry/laundry room. Within blocks of the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, parks, shopping, & multiple places of worship. Ample o -street parking for 2 cars on each side. Meticulously clean and move-in ready. The east and west side townhouses are also available so purchase the whole duplex. Easy to show.


Prime corner location in the heart of Marmora. Great schools & close to OC beaches. Plenty of space in this lg, 4BR, 3BA meticulously maintained two-story with full basement, 2-car att’d garage, enclosed porch, rear deck w/retractable awning and plenty of outside space with 5-zone in-ground sprinkler sys. Master BR and full BA main level along with LR, DR, eat-In kitchen, laundry/utility and den/family rm. w/fireplace. Second floor features 2nd Master BR w/dressing rm. and bath, 2 spacious BR’s + 3rd full bath, small bonus room/office with walk-up attic access. Addt’l storage/attic above the garage - accessible from the 2nd flr. of main house or from drop down stairs in garage. Recent upgrades include new roof and newer Rinnai tankless water heater. Easy to show with proper notice.

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ith the shorter days and cooler nights of fall can come the urge to hibernate. But first prepare yourself and your home for the season with these cozy and warm accents that will make time spent indoors cozier. Incorporate Metallic D?cor: While you’re breaking out the pumpkins, cornstalks and cornucopias, take a different approach this season and incorporate copper or brass accents. These metallic items will elevate d?cor, and the orange and yellow tones will complement the changing leaves outside. Try picking out a unique candelabra or vase or small decorative pieces to style the room. Makeover the Fireplace: Fireplace season is on the horizon, so start thinking about new ways to make it the focal point of a room. Try painting it with a subtle whitewash for a look that will instantly revive brick and brighten the space. Before you get started, prep the fireplace by scrubbing brick with a wire brush to remove any residue. Then, tape off any areas you don’t want painted with a quality painter’s tape like FrogTape brand painter’s tape, to prevent paint bleed and achieve professional-looking results. Layer, Layer, Layer: Bare floors can make your home feel chilly. Warm up a space by layering area rugs on hardwood floors or to an already carpeted area. Not only will this add color and texture to a room, the extra cushioning will ensure feet avoid the cold, so you can keep your slippers tucked away.

Update the Guest Bedroom: With the holidays on the horizon, there’s no better time to give your guest bedroom a cozy update. Surprise overnight guests by painting the room a moody green or blue that is on trend and sets a relaxing tone. Don’t forget to incorporate little touches like books or a plant on the nightstand to make them feel at home. Update Window Coverings: Heavy drapes keep out drafts and make a room feel luxurious. Switch out summer sheers for curtains with a heavier weight, or layer drapes for an elegant look. Don’t Underestimate the Power of White Paint: Vibrant doesn’t always have to mean using bold colors. Make a space feel brand new again by repainting wood trim a crisp white color. It may seem like a tedious task, but with a little effort, you can completely transform a room. Start by filling in any imperfections, sanding and cleaning the surfaces to be painted. Then, you’ll want to tape off the wall next to the trim so your handiwork looks like that of a professional. For this job you’ll want a quality product to help ensure your work looks professional and allows you to achieve the sharpest paint lines possible. When painting trim, opt for a semi-gloss paint to make elements stand out. Grab your pumpkin spice latte and start adding little touches like these to your home, for a cozy and stylish season. StatePoint

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