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Somers Point Restaurant Association Presents The 8th Annual

SOMERS POINT RESTAURANT WEEK November 3rd – 12th small town, big taste!

KICK-OFF PARTY! Somers Point

L = Lunch $12.17

Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 2-4 PM

D = Dinner $27.17

Greate Bay Country Club 901 Mays Landing Road $15 pp • Cash Bar Available Pre-Pay Online At To Earn a Chance to Win a SPRW Glass! Tickets Also Available at The Door



PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS Anchorage Tavern • 823 Bay Ave. Buona Vita • 801 Bay Ave. Careme’s Gourmet Restaurant • ACCC, BHP Mays Landing Clancy’s By The Bay • 101 E. Maryland Ave. Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant • 800 Shore Rd. Crab Daddy’s • 581 Ocean Hts. Ave. Crab Trap Restaurant • 2 Broadway Doc’s Place • 646 Bay Ave. El Tipico Mexican Taqueria • 560 New Rd. Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse • 650 New Rd. Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar • 900 Shore Rd. Greate Bay Country Club • 901 Mays Landing Rd. (open to public during RW) The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co. • 55 W. Laurel Dr. Sal’s Coal Fired Pizza • 201 New Rd. Tavern On The Bay • 800 Bay Ave. The Windjammer • 18 MacArthur Blvd.


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All Proceeds to Benefit the Community Food Bank of NJ & Academy of Culinary Arts Scholar Awards

November 11th, 2-4pm


SIP Beer/Wine/Vodka/Expresso

265 New Road, Somers Point Seasonal Wines Paired With SPRW Bites


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Appetizers from Somers Point RW PLUS, Culinary Presentations by the Educators of ACCC Pastry by Mike D’Angelo Ice Sculture by Chef Tedeschi Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Johns Pasta by Chef Whelan, Greate Bay

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From the Editor

From the Editor


o, No and NO." My kids could count on me to say that when we were in the mall or at the toy store. Money was tight, so unless it was a need or a very special occasion, the answer was always a resounding “NO.” Unless we were yard sale hopping, that is. Then the sky was the limit.  Saturday mornings were for treasure hunting I told them, as we headed out the door to the sales.  We found great treasures over the years. Their favorites were doll accessories, books, razor scooters and games.  My favorite treasures were a little different. I loved to find furniture and home goods that could be cleaned up, repainted and repurposed in some unique way. Today they call that upcycling. Like recycling, you are repurposing, but what it becomes is even better than it originally was when it was new. Upcycling commands extreme resourcefulness. I think

it should be a sport because some people are clearly the pros at it. They can take a pallet of wood that typically is used for delivery and discarded in a dumpster, and create amazing walls, furniture and more. It’s kind of like an adult version of Legos. They take it apart, then reconstruct the pieces into a completely new structure. Then they add style with paint and often art-felt touches. All in all, they are increasing the value. Pinterest is an upcycler’s dream come true. It is a website that is full of ideas and directions to make really great stuff out of nearly anything. You can also “pin” or save it and easily access it later. Fall is a favorite time to dive into home projects. There are so many creative ways to add to the appearance and value of your home. It is also a time to take on home maintenance jobs both inside and out, before the temperatures drop and the holidays are upon us.  This issue of Shore Local Newsmagazine includes our very first home section. It is full of great tips and ideas to make your home a perfect place to enjoy life with your loved ones. It Is loaded with tips, up-cycling ideas and more. Also, check out Restore the Shore in Egg Harbor Township for a great place to purchase materials and support a fantastic community organization. Home is more than a house. Home is where love resides, memories are created and friends and family belong. 

From our readers.... Hi Cindy! I was very moved by your editorial in the September Shore Local about the loss of your friend Neil.  It really made me reflect on my life and how much my “dash” has influenced others or could I be doing more to be a positive force in the lives of others.  Thanks so much for sharing this great piece! Rich Picard, Ocean City Hi Marci, I read your article in the Shore Local and thought I could have wrote it myself.  I am a Mom to one son and waited a long time for him.  I searched for many preschools till I found the one that me me feel like he was safe and everyone was kind and the world was good.  He went to the Purple Crayon and they were amazing there.  You didn’t mention what preschool your twins went to and I was curious.  Last year my son did half a day kindergarten at Slaughbaugh school and although everyone else seemed unhappy about the half a day I deep down was relieved  that my baby wasn’t leaving me for a full day.   This year he will be a official first grader and I hope he makes great friends, learns a lot and the world is kind to him.  Mommy will be holding her breathe till he gets off the school bus and he is home safe and sound. Thanks for making me feel a little crazy. I loved your article.   Renee Esposito Your opinions matter. Send your comments to

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Hometown Heroes: Our Firefighters

By Lindsay Kirkland


hen others run out, firefighters run in. The stress of the call, facing life and death situations, treacherous conditions along with heavy uniforms and equipment all take a serious toll on firefighters. Most people think firefighters’ biggest death threats are the fires and collapsing buildings. But over the last 30 years it’s been shown that 45 percent of firefighters’ on-duty deaths come from heart disease. Heart attacks are the single largest killer of firefighters. Heart Disease kills more on-duty firefighters than anything else Michael and Kathy Fiedor of Egg Harbor Township. The stressful and treacherous situations, like this, that firefighters are called into and it is linked to results in a very high risk of heart disease. emergency duties, a Harvard study shows. er in his carotid artery. He describes heart attack while she seemingly read his mind and No one knows on a fire call. Years picked up the phone to call Deborah his care as outstanding and shares this better than later, shortly after his Heart and Lung Center. That call what his doctor said, “‘Chief, you’ve Michael Fiedor, a retirement in 2016, his saved Fiedor’s life. been taking care of people your recently retired Fire chest pains returned. The Captain Buscio Program whole life, let us take care of you.’” Fiedor wasn’t sure at Deborah Hospital offers free Chief of the ScullHe did just that. Now he is enjoying ville Volunteer where to turn to get comprehensive cardiovascular and retirement with his wife Kathy and Fire Department. Captain Dominick Buscio, a firefighter in Jersey the help he needed. pulmonary evaluations and care spending time with his daughter and Fiedor was only City, died of a heart attack at only 39 years of Although Fiedor had at no cost to all firefighters, police two grandchildren. Fiedor’s advice 37 years old when age. The program at Deborah Heart and Lung not yet said anything officers and emergency responders to other firefighters is, “Take care he had his first Center is named in his honor. to his wife, Kathy, throughout the state of New Jersey. of yourself. Be mindful of your body. The program is named after Captain You know if something is off better Dominick Buscio, a fire captain in Jerthan anyone else. Get it checked out before something goes wrong.” sey City who died of a heart attack at 39. Over 5,000 firefighters, police If you would like more information officers and emergency responders about the Captain Buscio Program have received treatment and there is at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, never a bill. go to “There is no doubt this program patients-visitors/captain-buscio-prosaved my life,” says Fiedor. After that gram/ or to Schedule an appointinitial call, he was evaluated and tests ment, call Deborah Heart and Lung were completed swiftly. Fiedor got Center 1-800-555-1990, or Cardio five stents put in his heart and anothPulmonary Diagnostic 973-596-1200.

Gregory’s Restaurant Holds its 38th Oktoberfest Celebration


n Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., the Gregory’s staff and Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser will open their German Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg tapping. Come see a keg of Warsteiner Oktoberfest German Bier tapped by the old Bavarian himself Gregory Von Gregory. Afterward, enjoy samples of this wonderful authentic brew. It’s time to get the “Best of the Wurst” at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road in Somers Point.  Oktoberfest runs from Friday lunch until Monday dinner through October.  Gregory’s is offering 7 lunch and 8 dinner


Authentic German meals each day. They will be serving everything from housemade Sauerbraten to Wiener Schnitzel to Bratwurst two types at prices sure to please with 5 German beers to complete the experience.  Your meal could also include special potato pancakes (Kartoffelpuff’s) appetizer and House-made Strudel with ice cream for dessert. Gregory’s will be decorated to welcome the fall harvest and classic Beer Garden Oktoberfest music will be heard in our dining room all night.  Come experience Germany at Von Gregory’s – the local pioneers of Oktoberfest celebrations dating back to 1979.


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Scullville Terror in the Junkyard

Great Pumpkin Duathlon & 5K Race

â&#x2013;śFridays and Saturdays from 7-11p.m.& Sundays from 7-10p.m. Flemings Junkyard 333 Zion Rd. Egg Harbor Township The men and women of Scullville Volunteer Fire Company are back again this Fall to take you deep into the dark woods of Scullville to experience all the horrors they have to offer on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terror in the Junkyard Hayride.â&#x20AC;?Take your chances in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maze of Terrorâ&#x20AC;? and rid the Village of Scullville of the un-dead at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zombie Apocalypse Paintball.â&#x20AC;?Terror in the Junkyard Hayride $10 Maze of Terror $5Combo Ticket $13 (Hayride & Maze)Zombie Apocalypse Paintball $5 (50 paintballs).

â&#x2013;śSaturday, October 7th at 8am Estell Manor Park, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing This race was created 20 years ago and ran for 10 consecutive years. It was started as part of the grass roots multi discipline sport program and we have decided to bring it back as that same non-commercialized event that focuses on the race and the great workout. There are very few stand-alone Duathlons around.  Why share the race course with Triathletes?  Give this race a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;goâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Racers will receive a race T-shirt, finisher medal and small pumpkin.  This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race benefits the Oakcrest High School Crew Team. Register online at

Halloween Spooktacular


â&#x2013;śJoin EHT Parks & Recreation at the Community Center for the annual Halloween Spooktacular. The event will offer Halloween goodies, activity and craft stations, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade with prizes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume! The event will be held Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 p.m. at the EHT Community Center. For ages 3-11, pre-registration is required, $5 fee per child, max of 75 may register. Register on line at, or by phone 609-272-8120.




â&#x2013;śFriday, Sept. 29th at 7:30p.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.

Smithville Italian Festival â&#x2013;śSaturday, September 30th from 10:00am-5:00pm 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, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, vendors and more. Come and enjoy a taste of Italy!

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EHT Parks and Recreation is hosting its 7th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4th, 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4p.m. The show features a diverse assortment of jewelry, crafts and homemade foods. This is a wonderful opportunity to find unique gifts for your Holiday shopping, while supporting local artists. This is a free event for the public to attend. Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact 609272-8120 or, vendor registration being accepted through October 25.

â&#x2013;śSaturday, Oct. 7th& Sunday, Oct. 8th from 10a.m. -5p.m. Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Rd. For those in the know; Smithvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oktoberfest tradition has become synonymous with great food and family fun. Each year, the Historic Smithville Village becomes host to a giant celebra-


tion of authentic autumnal food, beer and music. The village gets hopping with hundreds of visitors who are ready for Fall. Oktoberfest in the Historic Smithville Village is a great time for the entire family–even the dog! No matter what style, hobby or interest, there’s something for everyone at this fun-filled autumn festival!Free Shuttle runs from 9:30am-5:30pm each day. The shuttle departs from the Smithville Shopping Center located on Moss Mill Rd.

Galloway Green Market ▶Sundays from 10a.m. -1p.m.

Galloway Municipal Complex Come enjoy Galloway’s very own farmer’s market, Sundays now through Oct. 15th at the Galloway Municipal Complex. Go Green Galloway is proud to sponsor the Galloway Green Market featuring local produce, baked goods, fresh food, flowers, honey, kids’ crafts, yoga and more!Free yoga class at 11a.m. by Grow Yoga!

from Sept. 16th to Nov. 4th. The market will serve to support local growers and businesses by bringing the community together.

Mays Landing Movies in the Park: Moana ▶Friday, Sept. 29th at 8p.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. 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.

Fall Festival ▶Saturday, Oct. 14th from 10a.m.5p.m.

Linwood Linwood Farmers Market ▶Saturdays from 9a.m. – 12:30p.m. Central Square 199 New Road Come out to the Linwood Fall Farmers Market, running Saturdays


Memorial Park Main St. & Route 50 The 17th Annual Fine Crafts Fall Festival & Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14th. Save the Date! Fantastic food and craft vendors, scarecrow contest, plus music, free train rides, hay toss, pumpkin painting and more! Don’t miss it!

Northfield Volunteer Fire Company’s 2nd Annual Classic Car Show ▶Sunday, Oct. 1st from 10a.m. -2p.m. Northfield Volunteer Fire Company, 1475 Burton Ave. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8th. Silent auction, trophies awarded. Songs, Stories, Crafts for Babies & Toddlers at Beth Israel Babies and toddlers, two years of age and younger, and their special person, are invited to Music, Movement & More at Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. The classes take place on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and will include music, arts and crafts, and story time Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Nov. 3, 17; and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Cost is $100 for the fall session. RSVP to Director of Education Cookie Feldman at 609-641-3600 or cookie.

feldman@cbinorthfi For more information, visit

Historical Societies Roundtable ▶Early Hotels of Atlantic County, 1880’s to 1940’s, a program sponsored by the Atlantic County Roundtable of Historical Societies will take place Oct. 12. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Northfield City Hall, 1600 Shore Road, Northfield. Early hotels that hosted people who came to our shore communities will be highlighted and presented by the local historical societies. The program is free and open to the public. For additional information please call 609-927-2900.

Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular ▶Saturday, Oct. 7th from 9a.m.-5p.m. Asbury Ave. between 5th -14th Streets Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more! A fireworks display at 9pm in the evening over the ocean. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.


Sea Isle City Harborfest ▶Saturday, Sept. 30th from 11a.m. – 4p.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.

Warsteiner Oktoberfest German Bier tapped by the old Bavarian himself Gregory Von Gregory. Afterward, enjoy samples of this wonderful authentic brew. It’s time to get the “Best of the Wurst” at Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road in Somers Point. Oktoberfest runs from Friday lunch until Monday dinner through October. Gregory’s is offering authentic German meals each day.

Atlantic City Events Terry Fator

Somers Point ▶Gregory’sRestaurant will hold its 38thOktoberfest Celebration on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., the Gregory’s staff and Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser will open their German Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg tapping. Come see a keg of

▶Friday, Oct. 6th at 9p.m. Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars Tickets start at $55 Phone: 1-800-443-0104 “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator brings his cast of characters to the Circus Maximus Theater on Friday, Oct. 6 for a unique night

of singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions. Make sure to see his award-winning show, “Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment.”

Atlantic City Comedy Festival ▶Saturday, Oct. 7th& Sunday, Oct. 8that 8p.m. Boardwalk Hall Tickets start at $49 Phone: 1-888-228-4748 For two days, ten of the entertainment industry’s hottest comedy headliners will front the 8th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival. For its eighth consecutive year, Atlantic City prepares to experience humor on an unprecedented level. The festival returns to Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th.

Free Community Events

School Bullying Prevention Workshop ▶Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 5-6p.m. Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave. Egg Harbor Township Join Inland FSC for a free workshop that will update parents and children on ways to prevent bullying. Topics related to school and cyber bullying will be discussed. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please call 609-569-0376 to sign up or for more information!

Cooking with Kids: Pumpkin Cupcakes ▶Tuesday, Oct. 10th from 5-6p.m. Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave. Egg Harbor Township Join us in our newest cooking series Cooking with Kids! This month we are featuring a fun fall dessert! This is a free, fun, family event! Call 609-569-0376 to register or for more information!

Family Movie Night ▶Tuesday, Oct. 3rd from 5-7p.m. Inland Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave. Egg Harbor Township Come out and enjoy a free family, fun movie “Hocus Pocus!  We will provide refreshments for this family friendly movie! All families are welcome!  Please call 609-569-0376 to register!

Over 100 Juried Crafters Food 60 Shoppes Lodging

Saturday & Sunday October 7th & 8th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 652-7777 Rt. 9 at Moss Mill Road


▶Wednesday, Oct. 11th from 1-3p.m. New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Rd. Galloway Join us for some coffee, snacks and conversation. Get to know people in your community and get information on different resources for seniors. Call 609-6520230 to register or for more information.

AMVETS Hiring a Veteran Program recognizes ACUA

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Senior Resource Fair

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he New Jersey American (AMVETS) Veterans State Commander Jim Spreng and veteran Fred Vineyard presented the Atlantic County Utilities Authority with a plaque from the AMVETS Hiring a Veteran Program at ACUA’s Board of Commissioners Meeting Thursday, September 21, 2017. The plaque recognizes ACUA, which employs 26 veterans, and

From left; New Jersey American (AMVETS) Veterans State Commander Jim Spreng, ACUA President Rick Dovey, ACUA Board Chairman Marvin Embry, New Jersey American (AMVETS) Veterans representative Fred Vineyard. reads: With deep gratitude and deep appreciation, for hiring military veterans and outstanding service and devotion to those who have served our country.


Ocean City Happenings Chili Chowder Festival this Sunday, Fall Block Party and Fireworks Set for Oct. 7

The Chili Chowder Festival returns to the Ocean City Music Pier for its second year from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. The event fills the covered loggia of the Music Pier with the aroma of the finest chili and chowder Ocean City has to offer. The Ocean City Restaurant Association launched the event last year, and member chefs prepared a variety of creative entries that were popular with hundreds of festival-goers. This year’s event includes a “Chili Cook Off” among the three platoons of the Ocean City Fire Department and proceeds benefit the Ocean City Firefighters Association. Wristbands for the event ($15 adults and $5 for kids) are good for allyou-can-eat and are on sale at www., at all three Ocean City fire stations (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, 29th Street and West Avenue and 46th Street and West Avenue) and on the weekend at Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor (14th Street and Asbury Avenue). The Music Pier is on the boardwalk between Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

The other big event on the Ocean City Boardwalk this weekend is the annual Walk for the Wounded, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. In the nine years it has been held in Ocean City, the event has grown to become a tradition for folks to take time away from their busy lives to support the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. A ceremony honoring soldiers is at 9:30 a.m., and the three-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. The route begins and ends at the Music Pier. All proceeds benefit Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that provides both financial and emotional support to wounded soldiers and their families. For more information and registration, visit Merchant table sales will be set up on the boardwalk and on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 30 and Oct. 1). The sales give visitors an opportunity to shop outdoors for merchandise from Ocean City stores.



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the Fall Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Block Party is a highlight of Ocean City’s fall calendar and helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 9 p.m. fireworks display over the ocean caps off the evening. The show will be launched from a barge off  the Ocean City Music Pier and will be best viewed from the boardwalk and beach between Fifth Street and 14th Street.  Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ for more information. The Indian Summer Weekend (Oct. 7 to 9) celebration also includes seafood vendors at the Ocean City Music Pier and local merchant table sales between Sixth Street and 14th Street on the boardwalk and on Asbury Avenue.

▶‘8-TRACK’ (Oct. 6 to 8): The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will present “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70’s In Concert,” conceived by Rick Seeber with musical arrangements by Michael Gribin. Put on your leisure suits, halter tops and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through 10 years of groundbreaking music. With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, “8-Track” is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. The show features the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Patti Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, the Doobie Brothers, the Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band and more. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets are $15 to $20 and are available at boxoffice, 609-399-6111, the City Hall Welcome Center or the Route 52 Roy Gillian Welcome Center. ▶JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT (Oct. 14): The City of Ocean City will host the 12th annual Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Twenty contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and

on-stage question. The 2018 theme is “Remember My Name” with a focus on the bright futures ahead for all of our contestants and reigning titleholder. Stella Schwartz will crown her successor after a dynamic year of service. Contestants, who range in age from 12 to 15, are either year-round residents in Ocean City, attend Ocean City schools or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners. Contestants vying for the 2018 title include Emma Rodriguez, Abby Laursen, Maddyn Randazzo, Emma Kubikian, Bridget Dougherty, Cameryn Carr, Abby Berman, Mary Grace Jamison, Natalie Argento, Ella Tedesco, Hope Aita, Emily Torrence, Taylor Pontari, Paige Driscoll, Molly Farrell, Julia Wilson, Sarah Rodriguez, Kayleigh Donegan, Sally Dahl and Keira Janto. Tickets ($10) are available at boxoffice, 609-399-6111 or at the door on the night of the event. ▶MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER (Oct. 15): Registration for this non-competitive walk of 3 to 5 miles begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ninth Street and Boardwalk. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is where participants have the opportunity to unite, honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors while raising

awareness and funds to help the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 856-673-5721. ▶WELCOME NIGHT (Oct. 25): The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Welcome Night provides an opportunity for residents to meet Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. The free event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. ▶HALLOWEEN PARADE (Oct. 26): The costumed parade starts at 7:15 p.m. on Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information, call 609-399-6111. ▶JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK AND 5K RUN (Oct. 29): A 5-kilometer walk and a 5K run to promote the use of sober designated drivers and reduce the number of drunken driving tragedies (the mission of the John R. Elliott HERO campaign for Designated Drivers). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. Run begins at 9:30 a.m. Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Walk at 11 a.m. Visit or call 609-626-3880.


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TALENT Lyrics to “Sticks & Stones” by Thriving Seas Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt. The words we say, will fade away, but the scars still remain.  What goes around, wears your down, makes its way into the ground.  But you find that in time it, will make it back around.  Back around, oh oh. Oh oh, oh.  We think we know the seeds we sow, that we can just leave them behind.  But as we go, they start to grow.  Gonna reap what we have sewn. 

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CEAN CITY – Thriving Seas is a folk-rock group with members who met in church. They have an

Shore Local Talent: Thriving Seas upbeat vocals from the members complete the simple, fun, folksy sounds of Thriving Seas. Good vibes, clean living, having a good time and just making good folk-rock is what Thriving Seas is about. The bandmates are Aaron Palermo, 39, of Marmora, head of the band, guitar and vocals, Aspenberg, 40, drums, Dakota Mason, 26, electric guitar, and Josh Zimmer, 26, bass, all of Egg Harbor Township, Alex Kyle, 26, guitar, Members of the band Thriving mandolin and vocals Seas have fun performing for their and Gabby Millet, first video shot outside a home 21, vocals, both overlooking the water in Ocean of Ocean City City, Wednesday, Sept. 20 and harmonThriving Seas bandmates are on the Somers Point Beach for an event for ica player their church Mission Point Church in Somers Point. Glenn Taylor, of Mays incredible chemistry and music just InstruLanding. as special. m e n t s Palermo, Kyle and While sitting on a patio overlooksuch as the Millet write ing the water in Ocean City, they bass, electhe songs played some music, laughed and tric guitar, and harmojoked, as the sun set Wednesday drums, harevening, Sept. 20. Paul Aspenberg, monica, banjo, nize together. the drummer, popped up every so mandolin and Thriving Seas even a melodica, often to check the video equipment. formed just over which sounds like an a year ago, but its The group was capturing footage to depict their “good vibe” to accordion with a handheld members have known each go with audio already shot for their keyboard and an attachment to other for seven years through Misfirst video. blow into, with the help of fresh and sion Point Church in Somers Point.

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the tourists leave, and the locals get the beautiful beaches back while the weather continues to be wonderful. T h rou g h o u t t h e couple of hours that the band made the video, they did anything but lip sync. They sang September a few times, practiced different sounds and even thought up new lyrics. One song they created new lyrics for. It didn’t Paul Aspenberg and the other members of Thriving Seas get to really have a name yet. practice by a fire in the backyard of Paul’s Egg Harbor Township Kyle said it’s “The home. Cave.” But the way they They performed for a while as Aaron strummed, sang and tapped on a Palermo Music. drum, it was as if it was an old song So, how did Thriving Seas get its they were replaying. They laughed a name? bit and joked some more and shot “Alex sent me a list of about 25 or video with their phones of each 30 names. It was the first one that other. stood out to me,” Aspenberg said. It’s all about making good music “We all live near the ocean. It is all and having fun, the bandmembers about abundance and living a healthy said. Thriving Seas performs for many lifestyle.” Their CD as Thriving Seas is titled: charities and surf and beach-relat“Out on a Limb.” The best songs on ed events and would love to book it, according to Palermo are, “An Eye events. Open,” “Sticks & Stones” and “Not For a copy of the Thriving Seas Coming Around.” CD “Out on a Limb” visit Amazon. The song on a CD when the band com, iTunes or Spotify. For more performed as Aaron Palermo Music information about the band visit Thriving Seas Facebook page or is a song they clearly have fun with titled “September.” It is about when


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O.C. Librarian Offers Teens Fun While Learning dent brought a vintage record album with a 1972 cover on it. He said he enjoys the talks sparked often by the Youth Services librarian, which is why he has been coming every week for the past few years. Some young adults are involved in the Manga/Anime Club, Japanese graphic novels that tell classic stories such as “The Scarlet Letter” in a slightly different way and comic books. By Maddy Vitale


CEAN CITY – Sara Bruesehoff wanted to pursue a career in education. The 32-year-old Mays Landing resident spent a year teaching in South Korea. But she soon realized while she wanted to work with kids she wanted to be a mentor rather than an authority figure. She found the perfect job and it has not only made her happy but it helps young adults forge memories and bonds at the Ocean City Free Public Library. She was hired full time in 2011 and is the Youth Services librarian and has her graduate degree in library science. She spends her days reading with teens or doing various events with the teens such as the Young Adult Book Club, Manga/Anime Club, after school movies, crafts and a teen advisory group Connect. “Some of the kids I met when they were in the fifth and sixth grades,” Bruesehoff

Young adults from left, Sean Walsh, 15, of Ocean City, and Adam Hubbi, 16, and Sadie Degennaro, 16, both of Upper Township enjoy a recent day at the library with librarian Sara Bruesehoff. said during a recent interview at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave. “I had a girl come to the Young Adult events from 8th grade through senior year. Now she is a sophomore in college and still comes in to say hi.” James Mann, 18, of Upper Township, graduated from Ocean City High School last year. He enjoyed the events offered by Bruesehoff and the Ocean City library so much, that he works as a library assistant. “Sara is a person you look up to,” Mann said. “It started for me junior year. I liked the

Ocean City Free Public Library Youth Services librarian Sara Bruesehoff, of Mays Landing, says she loves working with teens. Here she is with Sean Walsh, 15, who has been attending events at the library for several years. Manga and Anime books so I joined the book club. It’s a lot of fun. People come with different perspectives. It is always interesting.” Mann is saving up money and hopes to go to college soon to possibly become a librarian. “I come from a broken home. Escaping to a good book is a healthy way to avoid your reality,” Mann said. “The library is a healthy, safe, environment.” Adam Hubbi, 16, and friend Sadie Degennaro, 16, both from Upper Township and juniors at Ocean City High School, said they have a lot of fun at the events and clubs for young adults offered at the library. “Well, I told Sadie there was a club at the library. We do stage crew and it is just a nice change of tone and pace,” Hubbi said. “I could take it slow here and relax.” Hubbi said a lot of times Bruesehoff will bring up a subject and it starts an interesting discussion from novels they have read, to politics and current events. “For me, being at the library is relaxing and a lot of fun,” Degennaro said. Sean Walsh, 15, a sophomore, of Ocean City, and an Ocean City High School stu-

“Kids learn all about different cultures and customs and foods,” Bruesehoff said. “That is what is so fun about the books. They learn a bit about so many things.” Bruesehoff creates a list of books for the students to pick from to read and discuss. Some of the topics are fun, in addition to the classics, there are the adventures and science fiction books, but there are also real-life issues ranging from suicide and racism to LGBT issues. On a busy day, there could be as many as 15 teens in Bruesehoff’s section, which is why, she said, there are plans to expand the young adult section. Sometimes the young adults who take time after school to head to the library and chat with other avid readers, just go for the conversation, snacks and watch movies, a favorite event for the teens. Bruesehoff said many libraries offer events for young adults but Ocean City is fortunate to have funding for a very good program and added that anyone wishing to attend any library event is welcome to do so. She added about her program, “I love it. We just have a good time.”

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ary and Ellen are female Chi-weenies (Chihuahua/dachshund mix) who are about two years old. Having made the arduous journey from Georgia to New Jersey, racing by the storms, they are sisters who absolutely love to do everything together. Like Thelma and Louise, but with only the happy parts. Mary is slightly larger than her sister and a little more reserved, she also looks more “Chihuahua” in the face than does Ellen who carries the dachshund look. They run the gamut of typical small dog behaviors, which of course will steal your heart in a moment! They love to play and go for walksand investigate everything you’re doing. Personable, outgoing, and funny, these girls are energetic and super-sweet and full of kisses and cuddles. These little ladies are looking for an experienced person or family to call their own! They would prefer familiarity with small pooches, even

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Thrift Store Restores More Than Furniture By Lindsay Kirkland


ould you like to furnish or spruce up your home at a low cost and know you are benefitting others while doing so? When you shop at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at the Shore, that is exactly what you are doing. “Prices are set very low so that everyone can afford to furnish their home and while doing so, 100 percent of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. It is essentially a year-round fundraiser for the nonprofit organization,” said Director of Operations, Amanda McGowan. The showroom is filled with sofas, armchairs, coffee and end tables and other gently used furniture. Smaller essentials such as small appliances plates, lamps, lighting fixtures are in an adjacent room that leads to the warehouse where there are rows of dining room sets, desks, beds, dressers and sofas that were all donated. McGowan has been the Director of Operations at ReStore at the Shore since April. She was at United Way prior to that. She said she loves how hands-on Habitat for Humanity is in that you are working directly with the people you are helping. There are times when the customers cannot pay at all, and assistance is still provided through an initiative they call “A brush of kindness.” It can be larger problems such as needing a new roof or it could be a small, but

Amanda McGowan of Egg Harbor Township’s ReStore at the Shore, says there is something for every home, from furniture to lamps and plates at the thrift shop.

Customers purchase couches such as these for aff ordable prices with all of the proceeds going to help others. essential need. “A blind woman’s bar in her closet that held up her clothes broke. She needed help fixing it. It was a very small job,

Donations such as this hutch, are what keeps ReStore, which is a part of the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity, open and assisting people who need it most. but can you imagine how much it meant to her,” shared McGowan.

Volunteering has become a family affair for McGowan, her husband and four children who live in Egg Harbor Township. “They (my family) all help in different ways. I’m always asking my husband to help unload things off the truck,” said McGowan. In Spring of 2018 they are planning an “Upcycle Showdown” with contestants, a showcase and auction. This was inspired by the many customers who come in, purchase something, then refurbish it to create a contemporary, beautiful piece and sell it. “I wish I had that vision and talent,” said McGowan, “But I don’t. It is amazing what some people can do.” If you haven’t stopped in ReStore yet, find some time to check it out. Also, when you replace items in your home consider donating them to ReStore at the Shore. Pick up is available for large items and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all of your donations. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter for families in need. If you or someone you know is in need, and would like more information and apply for assistance visit Volunteers make giving possible. If you would like more information about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, stop by ReStore at the Shore, 2733 Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township or visit website www.

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chairer Brothers Saw Mill is one of the last few saw mills located in South Jersey. It has been family-owned and operated since 1936. Schairerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specializes in Atlantic white cedar used for fencing, siding, shingles, decking and tongue and groove. They also sell white pine for mantles and oak for trailer decks. 

Their best years were in the 1930s, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s, when the boat industry was thriving with everything from rum-runners to luxury yachts. Many big boat builders bought their wood from Schairer Brothers, 254 S. Bremen Ave. in Egg Harbor City. That is, until fiberglass came along, and completely changed the industry. Also during that time, most homes had either cedar siding and cedar shingles. Then asbestos and vinyl came along, again eliminating the need for cedar. Sadly, the need


A breakfast table, Marshall Young is in the process of making with white cedar with red cedar inlay rows. Marshall and his wife Kristina Young owns Peace of Wood in Ocean City. for Atlantic white cedar use faded quickly. Schairer Brothers has gone from its glory days, decades ago, to maintenance services like tree trimming, tree removal, and stump grinding offered today. Atlantic white cedar is now primarily used only for custom items like mantles, balusters, fences, and mailbox posts. In addition to flitch, clapboard and plain cedar shakes. Schairer Brothers is still hanging on though, and are proud of the part their family business has played in the building of Coastal and Southern New Jersey. Joe Wade, of Mays Landing, the oldest and one of just two employees, says â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now get our wood from Chatsworth. There is no local stuff left; but we do provide custom work, delivery, and advice. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going green; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been green.â&#x20AC;?


A custom mantle made from white cedar. As you enter Schairer Brothers on Bremen Avenue in Egg Harbor City, you will see an old deserted home, falling apart. Much of the siding has fallen off and windows are left broken. But in 1936, it was the pride of the family, with cedar shakes and cedar siding. Wade is also proud that they used to have two very large saws: one is still in use, the other is in a museum at Batso Village. He says that Schairer Brothers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is the only family saw mill still operating that specializes in Atlantic white cedar in all of New Jersey.â&#x20AC;? The business and saw mill seem closed as one drives by on Bremen Ave. But the smell of cedar still envelopes the air on some mornings reminding us of days gone by.


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By Maddy Vitale rthur Schwerdtand his partner Larry Damato, owners ofThe August Farmhouse, 1759 N. Route 9 in Cape May Court House, feature fine arts, furniture, estate jewelry and more. Customers keep coming back for pieces of history to display in their own homes. Schwerdt, author of “The Antique Storybook: Finding the Real Value of Old Things,” spoke a bit about what makes the antiques business so special, and how the history and elegance of the pieces are perfect accents to decorate a home.


How did you get involved in the antiques business? I was born in Jamaica, Queenswhere I was hired as a high school English teacher. Reading, research and writing was my thing. I really didn’t get into antiques until after I had left teaching. My partner, Larry Damato, on the other hand, is an interior designer, whose summer job in high school was doing department store floor display. He had a design shop on First Avenue in Manhattan. He lived in Brooklyn, and when we met there, we found we had similar interests in art and design.

With so much being sold online, who are your customers and can people order online from your shop?

Arthur Schwerdt and Larry Damato are owners of The August Farmhouse, an antiques store in Cape May Courthouse that specializes in fine art and furniture.

When did you open August Farmhouseand how did you get its name? We opened The August Farmhouse Antiques in 1983. We knew “Farmhouse” would be in the name, because that’s what it was, and it was still being farmed for several years after we moved in. We chose “August” because that’s when a farm is at its fullest and ripest, and ready to be picked.

Tell me what types of antiques you specialize in. Our specialty, at the core, has always been furniture and the decorative arts, but over the years we have expanded our interests to include estate jewelry, and fine art. This year we are representing several contemporary artists, who are “listed,” that

a column on antiques I wrote for 29 years, starting in 1985. It is based on the premise: If you don’t know the stories, antique shops are just piles of stuff.    Over the years I have given classes, courses and lectures on antiques, and have run appraisal seminars as well as “roadshow” appraisals. I always believed that the more people knew, the more comfortable and confident they would feel buying and selling on the antiques market.

The quaint shop has something for every taste to make a home beautiful with a pop of color and elegance with the added bonus of fascinating history that make antiques so special. We also always have on hand a choice collection of collectibles which varies depending on what we find. There are usually some coins, interesting holiday decorations, the occasional doll, toy or model train item. And there are always interesting books. People often comment on how wide a selection of items we have.

What advice would you give someone interested in antiques? My book, “The Antique Storybook: Finding the real Value of Old Things,” is based on

Our longevity has helped us weather the onslaught of the Internet. Our clients understand the value of seeing and talking about things in person. They also know they can get ideas for their own décor by seeing how beautifully displayed our shop is. This is especially important with decorative antiques. Of course, we do sell from time to time on the Internet, especially in the off-season. We also have a year-round room at a multi-dealer shop in Cape May called the Treehouse Antique Center on Seashore Road, near the entrance to the Cold Spring Village. For more information about The August Farmhouse or to purchase “The Antique Storybook: Finding the Real Value of Old Things” call the shop at 609-465-5135 or email or visit The August Farmhouse Antiques on Facebook.


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consequential General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The stakes are very high for Atlantic and Cape May Counties. In District 1, Democratic State Senator Jeff Van Drew is poised for re-election. His running mates, Assemblymen Bob Andrejczak and Bruce Land are also in good shape for re-election. The Van Drew team flies against any and all electoral currents that would normally make it nearly impossible for a Democrat to win in the Cape May, Cumberland and partial Atlantic County district. National, state, county and local eyes are closely trained on Van Drew. Following this election, if Van Drew is successful, many political observers believe that Van Drew will run next year in the Congressional midterm elections. This would pit him in District 2 versus long-time incumbent United States Congressman Frank LoBiondo, R-2. Van Drew has come tantalizingly close to challenging LoBiondo on at least two other occasions over the years. The political stars never quite came into total alignment. 2018 could be the perfect electoral storm. The political party of the incumbent President typically loses seats during the first midterm election. LoBiondo is on the first-tier list of the Democratic National Campaign Committee as a targeted incumbent who they feel they can defeat. Van Drew is most likely the only Democrat who could pose a serious challenge to LoBiondo. LoBiondo is also likely to face a Primary challenge next year. Fair or not, there are many Republicans who feel that LoBiondo has not been adequately supportive of President Donald Trump, during and after the election of 2016. Never sell LoBiondo short. Even after 12 terms, LoBiondo’s work ethic, seniority, powerful congressional committee chairmanships and his overall record of constituent service is exemplary. If Van Drew decides to

challenge LoBiondo next year, it will be one of the most epic campaigns since LoBiondo defeated former State Senator Bill Gormley in the Republican Primary for the 2nd Congressional District nomination in 1994. Another very important election is the state senate seat in District 2. Assemblyman Chris Brown remains an overwhelming favorite to follow the late Senator Jim Whelan. Technically, Brown would follow Colin Bell, his Democratic challenger, because Bell recently became Senator-select to fill the remainder of Senator Whelan’s term, through Jan. 8, 2018. Some mistakenly believe that Senator Whelan’s unexpected passing serves as a political/electoral benefit for Bell. I strongly disagree. First, Bell is not Whelan. Whelan’s three plus decades of electoral success is not transferable. The New Jersey Legislature does not meet again until after the General Election. Also, voters typically do not look admiringly at “accidental” office holders. Bell has lost his last two elections (New Jersey General Assembly and Freeholder at Large). He will not be given credit for winning the Senate seat. Bell is nothing more than the equivalent of a television commercial seat “warmer” at an awards show. When the rightful occupant arrives; you vacate the seat promptly. Former Senator James “Sonny” McCullough actually served for a number of months (February 2007 to January 2008) during an open senate voting session. He actually had the opportunity to cast votes on significant issues. McCullough won the seat in a hotly contested special convention versus former Assemblyman Frank Blee, following Senator Gormley’s voluntary retirement from the state senate. Senator Whelan went on to defeat McCullough in the general election of Nov. 6, 2007. McCullough’s appointed senatorship paid no electoral dividends, despite the fact that he had amassed an impressive voting and constituent service record. Additionally, McCullough has been a much more successful elected official then Bell, who has been unsuccessful in two consecutive election cycles that he has been on the ballot. Bell has only a “fighter’s” chance to defeat Brown, largely because more than $3 million could find its way into District 2 from Camden County on his behalf. Powerful


political potentates want this 2nd District senate seat very badly. This is because with it comes the control of powerful appointments, jobs and professional contacts. However, the fact that Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-3 is facing a stiff challenge, this will directly impact the amount of money assigned to Bell. The Camden County money that does funnel to Atlantic County will be aggressively spent to attempt to re-write Brown’s life over the next few months. The relentless market saturation level advertising will hit eyes and ears in all mediums; print, radio, digital and television. They will portray Brown in the harshest light. This political/electoral blueprint was fi rst utilized against former New Jersey Assemblyman Kirk Conover. Conover was an overwhelming favorite to win re-election in 2005. This was the year that Camden County fi rst fl exed its powerful fi nancial muscles in Atlantic County. More than $2.5 million powered Whelan to his upset victory over Conover.

This same strategy consistently delivered Whelan and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo to success on election day. It’s very hard to defeat this kind of money avalanche. To his credit, Brown did defeat the money two years ago and was the top vote-getter in the legislative election of 2015.

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Washington created the Apex News and When poor people in Atlantic City Hair Company to produce and market could not afford to heat their homes in her products nationwide. She built a the winter, Washington bought carloads new drugstore, laboratory, and offices at of coal for them to pick up. She also hired Indiana and Arctic Avenues. Her newsairplanes to drop pre-paid coupons for paper, the “Apex News” was widely read needy people to pick up free coal. She was also an active leader of the in almost every black neighborhood in Republican Party at the national, state, America. It did far more than promote and local level until a stroke that led to her products. It also told stories and her death in 1953. showed photos of blacks as smart, attractive, well-dressed, and financially At a time when so many young Americans, especially blacks, have successful Americans. 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ack in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40s one of the best places to catch all the great jazz and Big Band acts was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Orsattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gateway Casinoâ&#x20AC;? at the southern end of Bay Avenue in Somers Point, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich all played at this Somers Point hot spot. After this iconic night spot closed in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s the building was converted into the Gateway Playhouse which staged both musical and drama productions for several years. Fast forward to 2017 and you will find that what was once old is new again.  The newly opened, newly remodeled Gateway Playhouse, located on Bay and Higbee Avenues in Somers Point, will host five great jazz acts there as part of the OceanFirst Bank @ the Point festival Thursday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 15. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kick-off event of the jazz festival starts at 7 p.m. and will feature Cathy Rocco with special guest Alex Foster of the Saturday Night Live Band at the Gateway Playhouse located at 738 Bay Ave in Somers Point. Resonance Records Recording Artist Cathy Roccoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stylistic interpretations create a solid interaction with the melody and are uniquely hers. Her persuasive and emotional vocals give an introspective approach to the lyrics and her seamless style draws equally from a multitude of elements including jazz.  Grammy award-winning international drummer Ignacio Berroa, will take center stage on Friday at the Gateway Playhouse starting at 7:30 p.m. Recognized as one of the greatest drummers of our time, Ignacio was included in the 2011 Mp3 compilation entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz Drumming Legends,â&#x20AC;? which features some of the most renowned drummers in jazz history. Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our time. Cuban born, his numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place among a very selective group of artists known to have set new musical trends for the 20th century. Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only Latin drummer in the world, in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz.â&#x20AC;? He will be playing the music off his new CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Straight from Havana.â&#x20AC;?  A special Saturday Matinee will showcase multi-Grammy nominated jazz

pianist Eldar Djangirov. Eldar was born in Kyrgyz SSR, Soviet Union and began playing the piano when he was just three years old. The family then relocated to Kansas City, drawn there in large part by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich jazz history. Eldar performed at the Grammy Awards telecast and has also been seen on Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS Sunday Morning.         Saturday night will feature the festival headliner, legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino. Pat Martino is an iconic figure in modern jazz and has influenced countless guitarists in all genres of music. Playing his Signature Benedetto Guitar, he will be performing selections from his new release on High Note Records entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Formidableâ&#x20AC;? featuring his longtime band members Pat Bianchi (Organ) and Carmen Intorre Jr. (Drums). On Sunday Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap accompanied by bassist Sean Smith and drummer Kenny Washington will take the stage at the Gateway Playhouse from 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. One of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere jazz pianists, he is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. In addition to the headliners at the Gateway Theater, jazz artists performing at various venues throughout Somers Point and Ocean City include: Paul Jost, Breckerville (a tribute to the Brecker Brothers), The Hot Club of Philly, Behn Gillece Trio, featuring Paul Bollenback,and Matt Parish and the Tom Angello All Start Band with The Budesa Brothers and Victor North..  The all-event ticket package, if purchased prior to Oct. 12, is $85 and includes a ticket to see all 10 shows all weekend long.  For a full list of all ticket options and prices including single show tickets or for more information visit SouthJerseyJazz. org, or call 609-927-6677. The OceanFirst Bank @ the Point festival is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Additional funding is provided by Ocean First Bank and Shore Medical Center. For more information call 609-9276677 or visit


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he Gateway Playhouse has been sitting dormant in Somers Point for many years. Built in 1910, the building was originally utilized as a warehouse. Starting in the 1920s, they showed films â&#x20AC;&#x201C; silent first, then â&#x20AC;&#x153;talkies.â&#x20AC;? Not until the 1970s did the Gateway feature live performance art. In 2005, the theatre was up for grabs. The nonprofit that owned it decided to sell it, and it was not until 2016 that another nonprofit, the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey, bought the Gateway, renovated it, and breathed new life into the crumbling structure. The Gateway Playhouse is an important component of Somers Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much-lauded Bay Front Historic District. The formerly pink exterior has been painted a very sleek deep red. An unknowing passerby would never guess the building to be over 100 years old: it exudes a young, vibrant energy and it looks very much ready for business. I am particularly excited that the South Jersey Jazz Society is hosting some of their stellar artists at the Gateway in the coming weeks. During the now legendary Jazz @ the Point Fest,

Oct. 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15, Pat Martino, a jazz giant and guitar virtuoso, will be among several distinctive musicians to grace the stage. Fellow Shore Local contributor, Maria Provenzano and I were fortunate to see Martino play during the Somers Point Jazz Festival in 2013. It was a mesmerizing performance by a man who has discovered the secret intricacies of his instrument. His playing is nothing short of masterful, and always moving. And, mind you, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done this twice. Years back, Martino underwent brain surgery and subsequently suffered from amnesia. He had to relearn the guitar by

listening to his old recordings. His is a truly inspirational story that can be seen in the documentary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unstrung.â&#x20AC;? Maria and I were both enraptured by his performance. Friends of ours who came along were mesmerized, as well. Watching his fingers fly over the guitarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck in such a fluid way and hearing the joyful noise it produced, reminded me of being a kid and buying my first cassette tape â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the distinct thrill and delightful chills caused by something so new and so meaningful. Martinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show was a fire sermon, a performance of power that command-

ed the respect of every single person in the audience. Maria was so inspired by this experience that she wrote a poem about it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of her best, and it just so happens to accompany this article. To see an artist of Pat Martinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stature, play live even once, is a true gift. To be able to see him twice is a rapture. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a jazz fan - even if you completely hate jazz, give Martino a chance. His music transcends genre barriers. Calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;jazzâ&#x20AC;? somehow cheapens it. I keep his album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stringsâ&#x20AC;? in my car, always; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a necessity. The reopening of the Gateway Playhouse is truly worth celebrating. Along with the upcoming Jazz Society program, the theatre has a full schedule of plays planned for this season. This renewed venue for performance art shines a vital light on an impactful and irreplaceable medium of expression. Live art is dependent on the living and the breathing: it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work on its own. Visit and to learn more about upcoming productions. Nick Leonetti is a writer and nature-enthusiast from Somers Point, NJ. He works in Atlantic Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Pat Martino Plays Miles Davis

By Maria Provenzano

What does this remind you of? you ask. I pause, think rainâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The soft backdrop of percussion is rain on the pavement, on the window pane. The soft backdrop of rain on the pavement

received through an open window, curtains billowed, receiving the darkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an embrace. I wish I were a painter so I could paint the way we sit at this table. Our hands, the veins beneath the skin. The creases in your jeans. The woman we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know at the next table: the folds in her leather boots. The silent way she sways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a Miles Davis tune called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Blue in Green.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? We watch his fingers as he opens himself

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Smiles And Sunshine For Local Sunshine Foundation Dreamer Kiyanna Robinson, 11, of Egg Harbor Township will take her Dream Come True trip to Florida pictured with family and members of the Sunshine Foundation. The all-volunteer Cape Atlantic Chapter’s annual fundraiser, sponsored by the Messner Foundation, benefits the Sunshine Foundation - the nation’s original wish granting organization whose sole INWOOD - On purpose is to answer the Monday, Sept. dreams of chronically ill, 11, in what is a seriously ill, physically somber day challenged and abused for the nation, it was all children ages three to 18. smiles and “sunshine” for The Sunshine Golf Clasone local Sunshine Foundasic has been an established tion Dreamer. event for 22 consecutive years. Kiyanna Robinson, 11, with The outing included a 4-person Trisomy 21, of Egg Harbor Kiyanna Robinson is all scramble format 18-hole tourTownship, learned she will have smiles with her mom Evette. nament, hole-in-one contest, the opportunity to go on her circle challenge, closest to the Dream Come True trip to the Central Florpin, straightest drive and raffles and prizes. ida theme parks and Sunshine Foundation Many volunteers worked hard to continue Dream Village, where children and their the long running tradition and to make this families stay during their dream trips. a special day for Kiyanna and her family. Kiyanna and her mother, Evette, were Sunshine Foundation and the Cape Atlanthe guests of honor at the 22nd Annual Suntic Chapter wish to give a special thanks shine Golf Classic held at Linwood Country to the Messner Foundation, who played an Club. In addition to receiving the good news, integral part in making this annual fundraiser during the awards ceremony, Miss Sunshine, a success. Gabriella DiMarco, presented Kiyanna with a For further Foundation information, Sunshine box filled with a Minnie Mouse doll contact Jessica Greene, Development and trip themed goodies. A local Egg Harbor Manager, at 215-396-4770 or visit www. Township school hand-crafted notes and cards as part of her surprise. Reporting and photos by Donald B. Kravitz.

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OMERS POINT – Shore Physicians Group recently welcomed endocrinologist Matthew Corcoran, MD, to its Northfield practice. Board certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine and certified as a diabetes educator and exercise specialist, Dr. Corcoran is especially passionate about helping patients with diabetes achieve their dreams while managing their disease. Dr. Corcoran’s involvement in improving the quality of life for people with diabetes extends well beyond the traditional medical setting. As the founder of Diabetes Training Camp in Lancaster, Pa., which provides general fitness and multi-sport camps for teens and adults with diabetes, he has helped countless people build a network of community and support through their shared experiences as athletes with diabetes. Through his consulting firm, he has also worked with athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional, and helped develop the National Athletic Trainers Association’s first position statement working with athletes who have type I diabetes. In addition, he has

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It’s Not All About The Paycheck

By Jeff Whitaker n interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out something most of us know already. When it comes to satisfaction on the job, the paycheck isn’t what it’s all about.  Sure, we all want to make a decent living and who isn’t going to say no to a pay raise?  But the article pointed out that work-life balance, the people you interact with, the sense that you’re in the right place and making people happy is far more rewarding than cashing the highest possible paycheck. That may be a large reason why survey after survey shows over half of the workforce in American is not happy on the job. If you aren’t passionate about what you do or don’t find purpose in your vocation, the paycheck only makes the emptiness a little less painful.  Here are three starter questions to ask yourself about your work. If money were not an object, would you still be doing what you’re doing each day? If not, why not? If you could pursue any job or vocation other than where you are now, what would it be? Given your current circumstance, weighing all the options, are there more positives or negatives to staying where you are employed?


Chances are, if I’ve caught your attention, you are less than satisfied where you are currently employed. Hold on though, because there is a word of caution. Many times, the grass looks greener in the other pasture.  So, make sure any frustration you experience isn’t borne out of issues you can control rather than things your employer, co-workers or work environment are creating. In any case, either way it’s always a good exercise to revisit your passion and ask yourself the all-important question.  All too often, the dreams of our youth get overshadowed by the “realities” of life and we find ourselves trapped in a J-O-B that doesn’t fulfill the purpose we were meant to live out.   I had a mentor of mine not long ago share with me that we all need a “gut check” from time to time to keep us from getting down the road of life only to regret the “could haves” and the “should haves” from becoming our reality.   I’m a person of faith.  So, for me, I’m constantly asking myself if I’m where my Creator designed me to be in every area of my life.  So, I ask you.  Is your life truly in line with who God created you to be?  If not, what are you doing about it; because it’s not all about the paycheck? Jeff Whitaker is a lifelong communicator and storyteller. He is a certified trainer, coach and speaker with The John Maxwell Team. Jeff’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.

Shore Local Welcomes Nutritionist Nancy Adler


ancy Adler , a certified nutritionist and practitioner in Linwood will be a nutritional columnist for Shore Local Newsmagazine. Optimal nutrition is important to us all and can be challenging in our ever increasingly “on the go” lifestyles. More energy, an improved appearance, decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels and increased physical fitness are just some of the benefits to peak nutrition. Whether you want to lose weight, get your health in check or improve your performance in your favorite sport,

Nancy will be providing valuable tips and insights to get you to your ultimate goal. In addition to nearly two decades of experience, Nancy can be heard on Barbara Altman’s Front Porch radio program. She is a regular contributor on the subject of nutrition to Atlantic County Magazine and Go Jane.   Nancy will be providing suggestions to help people learn the best way to eat. We are very pleased that Nancy is joining our team here at Shore Local Newsmagazine. Look for her column in the next issue of Shore Local Newsmagazine.


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Jersey Shore Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum Celebrates 20 Years By Mari D. Dattolo


ince itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; inception in 1997, the Jersey Shore Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum has been a cherished part of many family memories. Harkening back to the days when playtime was ruled by imagination and old-fashioned fun was a rite of childhood passage, the tradition lives on at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. When the Szypula and Gunther families conceived the idea of opening a facility where children and adults could interact in imaginative play, they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have imagined that it would one day become a nostalgic activity. In this age of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Super Connected Kids,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; children born in 1995 and later, have never known a world without Smartphones and other electronic devices. Jean Twenge, author and professor of psychology at San Diego State University says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a direct link in how technology has influenced the mental health of children and teens, making them less social and more prone to depression. Quoting Twenge, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The generation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grown up with cellphones have extended their childhoods and isolated them from true human interactions.â&#x20AC;? There is no question that technology has become part of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family dynamic.

Shore Federal Credit Union. As a major sponsor, the Hamilton Mall has offered to extend the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s square footage to include a neighboring retail space to allow for further exhibit opportunities. Currently, the decision to expand is being weighed by interest from potential community partners. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museums are generally supported through means of corporate sponsors or bequeathal. The most successful museums are often a reflection of their local community businesses, which will sometimes include a shared partnership with two or more businesses. Monetary The Jersey Shore Children's Museum has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;storeâ&#x20AC;? for children to shop in. donations are greatly the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role appreciated. In 2013, when the museum relocated in early interaction In addition to from the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Towncorporate sponsors, ship to the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, skills. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum Director Matt Gilliano was determined For thousands to continue the legacy bestowed on him of children over the Board President, Carla by the founding families. Refurbishing past two decades, Cabarle, is also looking favorite original exhibits like the Country birthday celebrations to fill vacancies for board have long been a favorStore and the Post Office took priority, as members. Participating in the wave of volunteers worked to transite â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;special occasionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the monthly meetings and contribform the retail space into an â&#x20AC;&#x153;imagination museum. uting time to benefit There are lots of games and activities for children. playground.â&#x20AC;? A 501(c)(3) nonarea families is a Creating fond childhood memories has profit, the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating expensgreat way to stay active in the community. always been foremost in planning chiles depend heavily on the generosity of Leave your own shore legacy for generadrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, whether at the location the community and corporate exhibit tions to treasure. For more information or in the community. Years of school trips, sponsorships. Two such exhibits were on the museum or to donate online, go to scouting outings, summer camps and speprovided by South Jersey Gas and the or cial needs groups have also helped define banking exhibit, furnished by Jersey call 609-641-5726.



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October Haunts By Nick Leonetti


ith autumn only right around the corner, this South Jersey boy is already growing excited about what ubiquitously comes with the dimmer months of the year. The summer is fine: I don’t mind the heat at all, and it’s nice having longer days and shorter nights. Even so, there’s something about being able to watch the leaves being drained of their chlorophyll, the way the chilly air pleasantly burns your lungs during a twilight-lit stroll, and the eagerness of coffee shops to inject pumpkin spice into anything they can think of that eclipses anything summertime has to offer for me. As we steadily move closer to October, some more unhallowed attractions make their way to the forefront. When I was younger, there were just three haunts in the area: Whippoorwill Campground’s haunted hayride, Birch Grove Park’s haunted hay ride in Northfield, and the infamous Brigantine Castle haunted walk. I do remember for a few years a man who used to convert his home into a haunted walk on Maryland Avenue in Somers Point. My mom always played a witch, my dad occasionally was Frankenstein’s monster, and I was even a mummy one year. All of these attractions

would be considered light fare compared to today’s standards, but they stick in my mind as being wonderfully terrifying. Nowadays, it is all about extreme, inyour-face terror: if a group of teens do not leave your attraction with expressions of dread perpetually strewn across their faces, you failed. Creamy Acre’s Night of Terror up in Mullica Hill is no exception. You are literally let off in the middle of a cornfield maze and have to find your way back, all the while being chased by masked maniacs with chainsaws set to full tilt boogie. This is a far cry from sticking

your hand in a bowl of peeled grapes and being told they are eyeballs. Other haunts like the now-defunct Fear Factory behind the Hamilton Mall, and Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly follow the same recipe as Creamy Acres: scare the crap out of everyone by any means necessary. But then there’s Terror in the Junkyard out in Scullville in Egg Harbor Township. I consider this one a cool medium. Simply put, it’s for everyone. It’s a volunteer run endeavor made by the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company. Now I’ve heard mixed reviews about Terror in the Junk-

yard, but here’s why I like it so much. This is run by people who are not making any profit off of it (I believe all the money goes to a charity); rather, they are doing it because they love it. They have carnival food, corny Halloween-themed music and Young Frankenstein playing on a loop as you wait in line. The junkyard utilizes discarded items that have been rotting over the years, giving it even more eerie and realistic appeal. Everyone is friendly; everyone is fully immersed in their roles. I’m not sure how many of these haunts I’ll be able to hit this October (I’m marrying fellow columnist Maria Provenzano on Columbus Day weekend!). But I do believe I’ll be able to make it out to Scullville for a funnel cake, a hayride, and perhaps some good scares. I hope to see you boils and ghouls there, as well. 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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Margate’s Funfest is fun for the whole family with activities for adults and children. Photo by Adam Steinberg.

Illusionists John Bundy and Morgan present a magic show for the kids at the funfest. Photo by Steff en Klenk.

The music of the Dan Burke Band filled Amherst Avenue during the festival. Photo by Adam Steinberg.

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Atlantic County Library Events Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Ave., 609-927-8664 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, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec.13. Read the designated book each month, and come talk about your favorite books.

BOOK CLUB is suggested for ages 8-12, and meets on Thursdays, 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, 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, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Come to the library for an hour to discuss and enjoy good books. September’s selection is Major Pettigrew’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 Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson; and December’s choice is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.

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Somers Point library, 801 Shore Road, 609-927-7113. Sciencetellers Perform “Pirates: Lost at Sea”

desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Throughout the interactive story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Atlantic City History The library will host a historical presentation about Atlantic City on Tuesday, October 3, from 6-7:30 pm. The program is for adults, and will feature a photographic history of Atlantic City hotels, motels, guest houses and rooming houses from 1898-1998.

Tot Tales Little ones between the ages of 1-3½ have young story time activity every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 to Dec. 13. Come enjoy stories, songs, snacks and an easy craft. Siblings are always welcome to attend! Please advise of any food allergies.

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How to Help a New Mom twice a week for months, we were delivered a hot, delicious meal. This is so helpful because taking care of a newborn leaves little time for cooking. While my husband and I looked forward to food showing up at our door, I also looked forward to the company. I felt very isolated at first when we brought our twins home because I By Marci Lutsky was suddenly spending much more time at home. Having company made me feel o, your best friend, sister or connected to the outside world. co-worker is about to have a Here is a piece of advice when you are baby and you want to get her deciding what to bring the family-pasta is something special. While buying popular, so try to come up with something something off her baby registry is always else. While I was so grateful for everything appreciated, there are other ways to we received, we were inundated with help a new mom. Whether if lasagna and ziti. I recently was itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her first, second or third, talking to a friend who has four here are some ways to help young kids and she told me out that she will definitely that what she really wanted appreciate. was breakfast food. She was up a lot during the Bring her food! This night and the mornings is by far the best way to help a new mom. Not only were rough. She appreciatshould you bring her food, but ed a good meal to start the consider setting up a meal train. day. Not sure what to make that Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so simple to do by going to One of the best things isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pasta? Try making You can you could do to help a en piccata, eggplant parmesan set up all the details like when new mom out is to bring or vegetable enchiladas. is the best time to drop off her delicious, hot foods. Offer to do errands. When food and if the family has any you have a newborn getting dietary restrictions. When my twins were out of the house can be rough. Simple born I lived in a townhouseand someone errands like going to the drugstore, suset up a meal train for my family so that permarket and post office can feel over-


Columnist Marci Lutsky has some tips to help new moms. Here she is six years ago with her twins Spencer and Mirah. whelming. Ask her if you could help cross some things off of her to-do list. Entertain older siblings. If the mom has older children, offer to entertain them. You could take them out for a few hours or come supervise them playing outside. Anything to give the mom a break to nap when the baby naps or just spend quality time with the newborn will be so helpful. If the new baby is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offer to keep the mom company. My twins were born two months early and spent six weeks in the unit. This was not how I expected to spend the early days with my babies. Every day I would arrive at the hospital early in the morning and leave around dinnertime. When you spend your days in a room without windows, while dealing with the stress of having a fragile newborn, compa-


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Vegging at the Shore By Marci Lutsky efore you place that order for Amazon Fresh, stop and think about how you can shop local. Yes, it is convenient to hit a few buttons and have food show up at your doorstep, but local farms still have plenty of fresh produce. The Linwood Farmers Market has a fall season that goes until November 4th on Saturdays and the Galloway Green Market is held on Sundays until October. Support your local growers by shopping at the markets and stocking up. Fall is a great time for fresh vegetables and here are some of my favorites. Winter squash comes in so many varieties. My two favorites are butternut squash and spaghetti squash. If the thought of cutting up a squash is


intimidating, stop and breathe. You can do it! Butternut squash is great in soups, giving it a creamy texture while keeping it non-dairy. I also love roasting butternut squash and serving it as a side dish. Spaghetti squash is really fun to cook with, especially if you follow a low-carb diet because it has the feel of noodles. Recently, I made spaghetti squash burritos that my family loved. Winter greens are some of my absolute favorites. My family thinks that I sometimes get carried away with kale, but my obsession with it is real! I love a good kale salad (add roasted butternut squash) but I also love it in soups. Since kale is such a hearty green, it holds up really well. I make a great slow cooker white bean and tortellini soup that gets kale added at the end. It freezes beautifully, so I usually make a big batch as the weather turns cooler. Don’t pass on the beets! Beets are so good for you because they help with inflammation and provide essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium. So, what do I like to do with beets? Believe it or not, I love eating them raw. If you don’t have a spiralizer, order one immediately and start spiralizing beets. They make a great addition to salads. I make a great beet pesto thatwe enjoy

on pizza and paninis. My daughter is the only one who brings beet pesto sandwiches to school. Beets are also great roasted. On my blog you can find a great recipe for roasted vegetable enchiladas, using beets and carrots. Make sure you don’t toss those beet greens because they are full of vitamins. Cook them in some olive oil with garlic like you would spinach. The only thing I’m obsessed with more than kale is Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts don’t have a good reputation which I think is completely unfair. They are delicious and full of possibility. Toss them with olive oil and seasoning and roast them at a high temperature for about 20 minutes. When the leaves start to get charred, you know they are ready. I also love them shredded. I make a great shredded Brussels sprouts sal-

ad with cranberries and avocado. As if that wasn’t enough to make you hungry, also consider using shredded Brussels sprouts in sandwiches. I’m so grateful that my daughter shares my love of this vegetable. When we pass them at the farmers market she always insists that we buy some. Other great fall vegetables are broccoli and cauliflower which are both delicious in soups. Don’t forget sweet potatoes! If you only buy sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, you are missing out. Sweet potato fries are a must and since you just ordered that spiralizer, start making sweet potato noodles. Stop by one of the great local farmers markets this weekend and pick up some fall vegetables. If you make a weekly menu, let these vegetables help shape your plans. If you see a vegetable that you aren’t familiar with and need some inspiration, send me an email. I would love to help!

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EA ISLE CITY – On Sept. 18, Mayor Leonard Desiderio invited the members of the Sea Isle City Jitney Association to City Hall, where he presented them with a plaque and a key to the City – along with his thanks for their “commitment to providing outstanding service to all the citizens of Sea Isle City.” “As a resident and a business owner, it makes me very happy to know that the citizens of Sea Isle City can easily get where they are going safely and swiftly,” said the Mayor. “Jitneys provide an invaluable service to our community by reducing traffic congestion and being a convenient alternative to driving yourself – and they are fun to ride!” For Dave Berry, President of the Sea Isle City Jitney Association, driving a jitney is a labor of love. “Our passengers see the same drivers year after year, and they have gotten to know us,” said Mr. Berry, who is one of thirty jitney drivers in the association. “Many of the people who ride our jitneys regularly are on a first name basis with the drivers. “Our proudest moments come when parents put their children on

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children where they are going safely – and return them home safely afterwards,” added the president.

“Being honored by the City was unexpected but greatly appreciated,” he added. Sea Isle’s jitneys, which operate on compressed natural gas rather than gasoline, run daily along Landis Avenue during the summer season – and when festivals and other special events take place during the off-season. One-way fares range from $2 until 11 p.m. to $4 after 11 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger sitting on an adult’s lap can ride for free. Sea Isle City Jitneys are independently owned and operated, and they not affiliated with any other jitney service. To learn more about the Sea Isle City Jitney Association, please visit .

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here are other fish in the Margate Bay besides flounder! Who knew? A tasty tog and a basket of blue claws should sound good to any angler in quest of dinner. Nothing fresher or finer. Snapper blues added to the mix make a fine pan fish fry. An anglers experience in mid-September includes balmy weather, ownership of the bay

with few boaters to interfere. Sounds like a mini vacation even to the locals. Funny thing is, every year after the close of summer flounder season, anglers catch beastly specimens while fishing for everything else. Retired Army Lt. Col. Brian Morgan of Ventnor is a great example. Armed with green crab in his favorite tog spot, Brian landed the flounder of his lifetime. Of


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course, he threw it back. It hurts! Even the immature sea gulls think they can eat flounder after the season closes. Thankfully, they can not swallow them! They have a rough time of it after mom stops feeding them. Onlookers often don't realize the brown ones are immature gulls being turned loose on the world, unhappily so. Tog is the champion of the waters at the moment with a limit of one per person per day.

They have been so hefty, one fish makes a meal. Scott Bonar and Liz McClellan hosted Liz's brother Tom and friend Yvonne visiting from Southern California. Although most anglers consider tog one of the more difficult species, they each quickly caught a keeper. Jersey blues are finally gaining respect as a top notch protein source. Fast swimming and growing, they can achieve a five pound body weight within a year limiting the amount of mercury they can accumulate. They

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Marsh miracles. Strung like jewelry across the cord and eel grass of the very early morning Margate wetlands, miles of spider webs evidence the never sleeping status of the marsh critters. Anglers plugging sod banks for striped bass witness amazing things!

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