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hat's your favorite summer memory? Someone asked me that recently and a flood of images came to mind. Some were ordinary moments, but most were those times when we stepped out of our norm and did something extraordinary. I had one of those moments last week when my daughter and I went paddleboarding in the bay. There were boats and waverunners nearby. As they sped past us, each made a swell that challenged my shakey sense of balance. Whoosh! I flopped off my board and for a second, I didn't know which way was up. I floundered back up on my board and then realized I didn't have my paddle anymore. It was about 4 feet away. So in a state of near panic, I swam and retrieved it. As I climbed back up onto my paddleboard, I glanced over at my daughter. She was hysterical. We laughed about it the whole way home. She took some falls too, but as she says, “None as dramatic as mine.” We almost skipped the paddleboarding that day because we

both had things we needed to do on our computers. Something tells me I wouldn't have remembered that though. I'm so glad we went paddleboarding because it created a memorable time we will now have forever. People travel hours to come to the shore to make memories. There are opportunities everywhere. You can learn to surf, go crabbing, ride roller coasters, go parasailing and check out the newest and greatest resort casinos and restaurants. All of this and so much more is within minutes of us. I challenge you to jump out of your routine and make some new memories this summer. This issue of Shore Local is jam packed with fun things to do, local places, people and events that make our corner the world the absolute best. Be sure to check out Marci Lutsky’s Farm to Table feature on page 6, which gets the whole family involved in creating healthy, locally grown meals. When we as a community, think local first, we win on every level. Our food and beverages are fresher, we are supporting our friends and neighbors, and we are keeping our dollars in our own communities, supporting our schools, real estate and everything we do. Wishing you & yours a summer full of beautiful memories.

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ur weather, like usual, has been all over the place. Record setting heat for some of the region last week, with 7 days straight of 90+ degrees; it was horrible! I’m certainly no fan of the icky conditions, and I know many of you are with me there. So, what’s next? Is it going to get cool and stay cool? I wish. I outlined a couple weeks back how and why the heat would come, and now I’m going to tell you that more is on the way. July will average a couple degrees above the norm, when all is said and done, but things will cool down for August, I believe, so enjoy the summer weather while you can.

As for hurricane season, things are slowly building. We’ve seen two systems spring up in the last 5-7 days. Weak ones, but storms nonetheless. As is usually the case, we will see our activity continue to increase over the course of the coming weeks as we trend towards peak hurricane season. Be on the lookout for short tracked systems that pop up closer to the US, and have more of a chance of impacting us on the eastern coast this year. The dynamics at play are a bit different than last year. Speaking of hurricanes, i hope you’ll join me for our first ever Hurricane Seminar in Stone Harbor on July 25th! Jim Eberwine and Tom Lamaine, along with several known tv forecasters, will be on the panel with me. Information is available on my Facebook page. NorEaster Nick Pittman Chief Forecaster. SNJ Today Channel 4 News NorEasterNick@ P: 609.579.4263

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verywhere you look these days you see the term farm-to-table on restaurant menus. I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term, my ears perk up. Who wouldn’t want to eat fresh ingredients that came directly from a farm? That is exactly what we had in mind when we taught our first farm-to-table kids cooking class two weeks ago. Myself and my cooking partner, Shara Gadomski of Happy Heart Corner, gave kids an authentic farm to table experience by teaching the first in a series of farm-to-table classes at B&B Farms in Egg Harbor City. The kids absolutely

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seemed like a perfect fit for us to teach at a farm because if we are incorporating vegetables like kale into our recipes, why not show kids where it’s coming from? About a week before the class we received a list from Jennifer LaMonaca, CSA Owner and Farmer, of what would be available for us to cook with. It was hard to narrow down our recipes because we had so many ideas, but eventually we created a menu with four recipes we knew the kids would e n j o y. We started the class by picking our ingredients. We are lucky to live in the blueberry capital, and no summer farm-to-table cooking class would be complete without a blueberry recipe. The blueberries at B&B are like velvet and so sweet! We also had our pick of fresh herbs including cilantro, basil, and parsley, so the kids got to snip some of those as well. Other farm ingredients we cooked with were zucchini, squash, kale, and cucumbers. We started our class by making vegetable noodles with a spiralizer. After making zoodles (zucchini noodles), we sautéed them in olive oil and tossed them with parmesan cheese. The kids had worked up an appetite picking blueberries and herbs so we then made an easy

green smoothie snack. In a blender we mixed kale, avocado, green apple, vanilla yogurt, frozen mango, frozen banana and coconut milk. The kids loved the smoothie for the taste and texture! Next we made egg and herb breakfast quesadillas. The kids chopped herbs which we blended with eggs and scrambled before cooking in tortillas on a panini maker. We learned early on that you can’t teach a kids cooking class without dessert, so the kids made one of our most popular recipes, a red, w hi te, a n d blue parfait. They layered crushed animal cracker s with a yogur t and cream cheese mixture which was topped with strawberries and blueberries. It brings us so much joy to teach children about real food and where it comes from. The children left class not only with full tummies, but with a greater appreciation for farming. We are excited to teach two more farm-to-table classes later this summer on July 24th and August 28th from 10am to 12pm. For more information, visit Happy Heart Corner at

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he Atlantic City Cocktail Challenge finale is only one week away. On July 19th at Boogie Nights, inside of Tropicana Casino & Resort, it will be a cocktail challenge showdown. Top bartenders, based on popular vote, will compete for the title of Atlantic City’s


Signature Cocktail. There is still time for you to get involved and join the fun! Take yourself on a self guided cocktail tour through Atlantic City. Head over to the Knife and Fork Inn where you can enjoy the “Four Horsemen”, a vodka based twist on the “Old Fashioned”. From there, you can head down to Tropicana where you can try Cocktail Challenge entries like the deliciously refreshing “A.C. Gull” at Cuba Libre, the salty and sweet treat “Jimmy’s Taffy” at Ri Ra, and the flavor layered martini known as “Nightly Prayer,” which can be found at the Chelsea 5 Gastropub, inside of the newly renovated Chelsea Tower. Make your way through Atlantic City and try “Harry’s Honey Buzby” at Harry’s Oyster Bar, the chocolatey “Made Mintini” at MADE A.C. Chocolate Bar, or a refreshing beet-a-licious “City Beets” at Sirens Bar and Grill. While in the Gardner’s Basin area, make sure you visit Back Bay Ale House to try their “Back Bay Mule”, then head over to Sixty Lobby Bar for the hurricane-like “Blue Wave.” There are so many amazing drinks to try during the A.C. Cocktail Challenge. All entries include 48 Blocks Vodka distilled in Atlantic City at Little Water Distillery. $0.50 from every bottle of

48 Blocks Vodka is donated to the Atlantic City Arts Foundation. Only one can be the Cocktail Challenge winner though, and ultimately be hailed THE Atlantic City Signature Cocktail. So who will it be? You decide! Responsibly try one or a few of the cocktails at the participating establishments then cast your vote at You get one online vote, however, you can join the top contestants on July 19th for your chance at a second vote when they compete in the cocktail contest show down in front of special guest judges. Final contestants will have their opportunity to impress you and the judges with their specialty drink recipes. The winner will be announced on the evening of the 19th and awarded the bragging rights of

creating the Atlantic City Signature Cocktail. Join the fun on the 19th at Boogie Nights, inside of Tropicana Casino & Resort. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins promptly at 7:00 with three rounds of drink pouring, tasting, and judging. Event is open to the public. Entry is free for industry members, and $5 for non-industry members. All door proceeds will be donated to the Atlantic City Arts Foundation. Entry donations for the foundation are welcome! All event details and updates can be found on our events page at Facebook. com/ShoreLocalNewsmagazine. Krystle J Bailey is a multimedia journalist, freelance writer, and self published author.

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Borgata Celebrates 15 Years By Krystle J. Bailey


t’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since the doors of the esteemed Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened. It was summer 2003 as the city anticipated the opening of a new hotel and casino, the first to be built in Atlantic City in 13 years. Casinos were just beginning to expand in places like Connecticut and Pennsylvania, while Las Vegas was continuing to grow as a gambling mecca. Borgata opened its doors over 4th of July weekend, with flowing food, booze, and casino chips, and a new exciting vibe for the city. 15 years later, the good vibes are still flowing through the glistening hallways, swanky hotel rooms, and lush casino floors of Borgata. The Borgata, which never seemed to lose any steam over the last 15 years, remains an innovator and leader in the tourism

industry. Borgata has remained at the top of the gaming revenue charts since its debut in 2003, and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. President and COO, Marcus Glover said, “Since entering the market in 2003, Borgata has made it our mission to grow and invest not only in our property and product, but our team members and guests; offering an unrivaled experience to anyone who walks through our doors.” In celebration of 15 years, Borgata is amidst a sizzling summer lineup of entertainment and culinary celebration. Performances have included sold out shows from Ringo Starr, Dave Chap-

pelle, Barry Manilow, and more. Cher, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others, are scheduled to perform at the Borgata throughout the rest of the summer. This past weekend, Borgata celebrated with an outdoor Birthday bash complete with festival games and activities, carnival style food and drink, live music, and a cooking competition. The culinary diversity at Borgata has always been unrivaled and an experience to be had in Atlantic City. A birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without food and drinks from Borga-

ta’s finest. Still to come this summer, is a 10th Birthday celebration for Izakaya, Borgata’s Japanese specialty restaurant, as well as a sunset party with Wolfgang Puck. Borgata boasts 161,000-square feet of gaming action. In celebration of 15 years, the Borgata is offering inaugural promotions including 15x Slot Dollars, $15,000 every 15 Minutes, and 15 Carats Hearts on Fire Sweepstakes. There is also a $15,000 Borgata Poker Birthday High Hand. All information for shows, promotions, and culinary experiences can be found at

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henever I tell people that I live at the Shore, they always comment that we must go to the beach all the time. While we do love the sand between our toes and the sound of crashing waves, the reality is that you can’t go to the beach every single day (yes, it’s true), because of bad weather or just because you need a break from the sun. Have no fear. There are plenty of fun indoor activities to occupy your kids without breaking the bank. Here are some of our favorites. Go to the movies. Always save this for a rainy day or a day that is too hot for the beach. Everyone loves a good movie but if you have multiple kids, this could be an expensive endeavor. Take advantage of $1 movies, on


Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am, by visiting Regal Hamilton Commons Stadium 14 Movie Theater. $1 movies over the summer include Despicable Me and Iron Giant. Wouldn’t it be nice if movie admission were always $1? Get creative at Michael’s in Mays Landing. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until July 27th, from 10am to noon, kids can do craft projects, with prices ranging from $2 to $5. Some upcoming themes are instrument making, summer souvenir making, and under the stars, which will focus on constellations and glowin-the-dark stars. This is a

bargain because you would spend way more than $5 for supplies to do any of those crafts. Take them bowling, for free! Yes, you read that right. Register your kids at and they can get two free games per day. In our area, King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township

participates in the program. My kids love bowling, so this is definitely one we will be taking advantage of this summer. If your kids love Get Air, in Mays Landing, like mine do, they have a lot of great options for jumping and saving over the summer. For Twice the Time Tuesday, you can get two hours

of jumping for the price of one. You can also get an unlimited summer pass for $99 which enables you to jump for two hours whenever you want, and that is good through August 30th. Two hours of jumping normally costs $25 so if you plan to visit more than four times, the summer pass makes the most sense. I’ve mentioned this before but it definitely deserves repeating, visit your local libraries! Last week I took my twins to the Brown Bag Craft Club at the Ocean City Library from 12-1. The kids bring a lunch and do a craft. The best part is that it’s dropoff and free! If you need an hour to yourself and want the kids to have fun indoors, this is the place to be on Mondays. Check the other libraries, not just in your town, for similar programs. Free or low-cost summer activities for kids are out there, you just need to keep your eyes and ears open. Take a break from the beach for a $1 movie or free day of bowling. Your kids will appreciate it! Marci Lutsky is a local mom of seven year-old twins and can be reached at

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Events & Happenings Ventnor City Farmers Market ▶Fridays ▶ from 8:30am – 12pm Atlantic and Newport Avenues across from Ventnor Library Jersey Fresh Produce, flowers, herbs, baked goods, beverages, hand-crafts, meats, fish, pasta, specialty foods and more. For more information, visit ventnorcityfarmersmarket. Somers Point Beach Concert Series ▶Fridays ▶ from 7-9:30pm The Somers Point Beach Concert Series continues on July 13th with Grammy Nominated, Multi-Award winning Swamp Boogie Piano Queen, Marcia Ball. On July 20th, don’t miss The Devon Allman Project, a living legacy in southern rock and blues, with The Billy Walton Band. Rhythm in the Park ▶Fridays ▶ from 7-9pm Robert J. Lincoln Amphitheater at Tony Canale Park off Dogwood Avenue The Rhythm in the Park 2018 Summer Concert Series continues on July 13th with Duck & Cover, playing popular hits of the 60s and 70s. On July 20th, Big Daddy Duo hits the stage. Somers Point Garden Tour ▶Saturday, ▶ July 14th

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Margate Community Farmers Market ▶Thursdays ▶ from 8:30am – 12pm Monroe & Amherst Avenues behind Steve & Cookie’s Atlantic City Farmers Market ▶Saturdays ▶ from 8:30am-1pm Bartam Ave. & the Boardwalk Councilman Jesse Kurtz along with Mark Bolner proudly announces the return of the Atlantic City Farmers Market. The market will be open for the summer season from now until September 9th. Autism Gives Back Car Wash ▶Saturday, ▶ July 21st from 10am-1pm Brigantine Community Center 265 42nd Street Young adults with autism will be volunteering to wash cars at the Brigantine Community Center. All proceeds will benefit the South Jersey Cancer Fund. Please stop and support SJCF so they can continue to help cancer patients and their families. Suggested donation is $5. Dancing at Somers Point Fire Co. 1 ▶Tuesdays ▶ from 7:30-10:30 pm 455 Bethel Rd. Somers Point Live music for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Meet some new friends and enjoy light refreshments. Social dancing, line danc-

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Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program Registration ▶Now ▶ – August 11th Atlantic County Library Brigantine 201 15th St. South Register in person at the Brigantine branch for this season’s Summer Reading Program. Kids and teens ages 3-18 are welcome to take part in this year’s theme: “Libraries Rock!” Come pick up your reading log and read for fun prizes all summer or for just a short time. Saturday, August 11th is the last day to turn in your reading logs for prizes.

The Funny Farm at the Library ▶Tuesday, ▶ July 17th from 10am-12pm Atlantic County Library Mays Landing 40 Farragut Ave. For all ages. This free event features author and animal activist Laurie Zaleski, owner of the Funny Farm Rescue in Mays Landing. Registration for this program is requested. Meet the animal residents of the Funny Farm and enjoy a reading from the book Farley The Funny Farm Dog.

Knitting Club ▶Fridays ▶ from 10am-12pm Atlantic County Library Egg Harbor Township 1 Swift Ave. Open to all ages. Beginner or experienced knitters are welcome to bring current or new projects. Share your talents with others, learn new stitches or work on your own project. Build & Create Summer Makerspace ▶Fridays ▶ at 11am Otto Bruyns Public Library 241 W. Mill Rd. Northfield July 13th: Papier-mâché Piñatas ▶July ▶ 20th: Bottle Rocket Launch Yoga at the Library ▶Saturday, ▶ July 14th at 10am Atlantic County Library Egg Harbor Township 1 Swift Ave. The program is free, however registration is required. Exercise at the library with local instructor Linda Schwartz. Veterans BBQ ▶Saturday, ▶ July 14th from 12-2pm Inland Family Success Center 3050 Spruce Ave. Egg Harbor Township Celebrating Veterans. Bring your family and friends. Please call 609-569-0376 for reservations.

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Digital Mammography Van will visit several locations throughout the month of July. The schedule is as follows: ▶July ▶ 13th: ShopRite of Hammonton ▶July ▶ 17th: PRAC of Southern New Jersey, Texas Ave. in Atlantic City July 19th: Southern Jersey Family Medicine in Atlantic City ▶July ▶ 20th: PRAC of Southern New Jersey in Vineland July 24th: Atlantic County Health Services in Northfield Appointments are encouraged, but walkins are welcome. A prescription may not be needed. Please call the scheduling department at 609-677-9729 to make an appointment and to confirm hours of operation for specific locations.


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Checkmates Chess Club ▶Saturdays ▶ from 12-4:30pm Atlantic County Library Ventnor 6500 Atlantic Ave. Exercise your mind. We welcome all to the challenge of playing a friendly game of chess with others.

Midday Monday Movie Madness ▶Mondays ▶ at 12pm Atlantic County Library Galloway 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd. For kids ages 6-16. Enjoy a different children’s film every Monday. Light refreshments provided. Please advise staff of any food allergies.

Tot Tales ▶Wednesdays ▶ at 10am Atlantic County Library Somers Point 801 Shore Rd. For ages 1-4. Come enjoy stories, songs, snacks and an easy craft. Siblings are always welcome to attend. Please advise of any food allergies. Pajamarama Storytime ▶Wednesdays ▶ at 6:30pm Atlantic County Library Brigantine 201 15th St. South For children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult. Wear your pajamas to the branch and join Miss Bonnie in support of early literacy skills. Make a quick craft, too. Explore fun with reading, instruments, movement and sounds with the following themes: ▶July ▶ 18th: Strike Up the Band ▶July ▶ 25th: We’ve Got the Rhythm ▶August ▶ 1st: Loud and Quiet Love at First Stitch Needlecraft Group ▶Thursday, ▶ July 19th at 6:30pm Atlantic County Library Egg Harbor City 134 Philadelphia Ave. Whether you crochet, knit, or do any other type of needlecraft, all are welcome to learn and practice in this fun environment. Atlantic County Library’s Egg Harbor City branch invites all adults and teens to come join a dedicated crafting group that meets weekly.

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Annual Bike Auction Is Set for Monday, July 16 The Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan will roll into town on Thursday (July 12) and give the community a chance to meet former stars, including Bernie Parent, Larry Goodenough and Bob Kelly. The free event is open to the public and part of a multi-stop family-fun series developed to promote the sport of hockey and support active lifestyles for youth across the region. The Caravan brings an inflatable rink for alumni-run scrimmages and skills competitions, inflatable games and activities, Flyers giveaways for fans of all ages, tailgate games, a bungee run, interaction with Flyers Ice Girls and Fun Patrol members and more. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the basketball courts outside the Ocean City

Ocean City Events Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The family fun this week starts at 10:30 a.m. July 11 with Wacky Wednesday. This week’s contest is French Fry Sculpting. The contest is free and open to all ages. Register on the morning of the event at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The annual Freckle Contest takes place at 6 p.m. July 11 in front of the Music Pier. The free contest invites the fairskinned and sun-dappled of all ages to compare the number of freckles on their faces. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers bring their interactive, family-friendly rock concert to the Ocean City Music Pier at 6 p.m. Saturday, July

14. The show includes some high-flying (toilet paper that is), smoke ring-skying (can you say, “Vortex!”), and new song stylings for everyone to enjoy. Meet-andgreet passes are available. Tickets are $23/$20/$18. Call 609-399-6111, visit or stop by the Music Pier Box Office. Classical Night Fever takes over the Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Motor Booty Affair, a popular ’70s disco/ funk tribute band, will join the Ocean City Pops Orchestra to transport the audience on a journey through some of the best disco hits of the 1970s. Tickets are $30/$25. Call 609-399-6111, visit www. or stop by the Music Pier Box Office. On Monday, July 16, the 2018 Summer Concert Series continues with America. The classic rock icons best known for their rich vocal harmonies and breezy acoustic folk rock sound will bring their world-renowned hits to the Music Pier. Don’t miss favorites like “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair” and more. The concert

begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $65. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office. The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company present “A Chorus Line” from July 10 to 13. The musical captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. July 10, 11 and 13; and at 2 p.m. July 12. Tickets are $25 to $30. Show is at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Adult content -- so discretion is advised. Call 609-3996111 or visit boxoffice. Weekend events include an Antiques and Collectibles Fair. Shop among some of the best-known antique and collectible dealers in the region. Look for china, glass, furniture, vintage collectibles, postcards, jewelry, textiles and more. Free Admission for the show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue. For more information, call 609-399-1801. The 39th annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim will go off at 10 a.m. July 14. The one-mile ocean swimming race is open to all ages and follows a course parallel to the beach. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. For more information, call 609-525-9200.

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The City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue, which intersects Bay Avenue near 23rd Street). The Ocean City Police Department lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by police to be abandoned or unclaimed. Approximately 115 bicycles and other items (including unclaimed kayaks and surfboards) will be for sale. In a typical auction, successful bids range from $1 to $350 — the event provides a great opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., and a driver’s license, passport or valid ID is required to register. All items are sold “as is/where is” with no warranties implied or offered. Accepted forms of payment are bank checks with ID, traveler’s checks and cash. No credit cards will be accepted. Rain date is Tuesday, July 17. For further auction information, call 609-525-9356 Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See complete information and procedures.


Tickets are on sale now for a Master Dance Class with Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy on July 28. The famous dancer will be in town as one of the grand marshals for the Night in Venice boat parade that night. He will provide instruction for intermediate to experienced dancers (individuals or couples). Sessions are at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The $65 ticket includes a meet-and-greet with Chmerkovskiy and a Q&A session. Born in the Ukraine, Chmerkovskiy moved with his family to Brooklyn and fell in love with dancing after his father opened a youth-oriented dance studio in New Jersey. He joined the cast of professional dancers on “Dancing with the Stars” in Season 2 and has competed in 17 seasons. He has made it to the final round five times. In 2014, he partnered with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis to win his first “Dancing With the Stars” title. He also has starred in Broadway productions of “Burn the Floor” and “Forever Tango.” Chmerkovskiy also joins fellow “Dancing With the Stars” winner Laurie Hernandez to greet fans on July 28. A session at 11 a.m. July 28 ($30) provides an opportunity to get a photo and an autograph with the stars. Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to make the U.S. gymnastics team since 1984. She brought home gold and silver medals from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. After winning her “Dancing with the Stars” title with Maks’ brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, she published her first book, “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond,” which hit the New York Times Best Sellers list. Call 609-399-6111, visit or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.



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The Layers of Local History The Newest Historic Site in Ocean City

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cean City, New Jersey was still known as Peck’s Beach (after a Seventeenth Century whaler), when Parker Miller became the island’s first permanent resident in 1859. He farmed land near the corner of Asbury Avenue and Seventh Street, to supplement his income as a nautical vessel insurance inspector. Across the street, in front of the real estate agency now housed in a tackle store dating to the 1920s, is the starting point of the Footsteps of the Founders Tour that is one of Jersey Shore Tours’ most popular. Just down the block is the Cedar Tree where three members of the Lake family and a Methodist minister, named Bill Burrell, formally founded the Ocean City Association in 1879.

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A scene from Saturday's Life-Saving Station VIP Tour Over the next few years these men built the first Tabernacle, a school, and several beautiful homes which still stand today. Some of these buildings would doubtless have survived redevelop-

ment, such as the Queen Anne style ‘Marrying House’, where Reverend Burrell performed nuptials for generations of local residents; or the building directly across Wesley Avenue built by Ezra Lake in 1881, known as ‘Scotch Hall,’ after the women who purchased the site in 1910 to use as a rest home, and then a maternity hospital. However, were it not for the Ocean City Preservation Commission, which oversees their historic district, both smaller fishermen’s bungalows and historic structures like the Stick style Simon Wesley Lake House (built in 1880 for the first head of the Tabernacle), might have been lost decades ago. Long led by local historian John Loeper, who personally rebuilt his “Northwood Inn” on Fourth Street in 1990, the Commission overseas about 250 properties according to a 2005 article in the New York Times. Loeper, who is also renowned for his ability to spin a yarn about famous local incidents such as the wreck of the Sindia (which he argues was an inside job), has, for the last several years, been primarily focused on the community-wide effort to reconstruct the Fourth Street Life Saving Station, built in 1886. When OC’s Historic District was formally approved in 1993 the Life Saving Station was added at the last minute, despite it having long been converted to a private home. At that point the building was still shuttered and the reconstruction had hardly begun. Last year I was lucky to bring a tour group by when the historic architects were on site, so could see much progress. Despite following media reports closely as the project neared com-

pletion, I was unprepared for what I found when I accidentally stumbled upon a VIP tour given by Loeper last Saturday afternoon. After chatting with Loeper a bit about the process of artifact acquisition and fundraising efforts, several prominent residents and their families entered to begin the tour. One such resident was Fred Miller, the good-natured gentleman who wrote the book on Ocean City and contributed funds for the station’s hardwood floors. Loeper explained that the red linoleum flooring found in the entryway and the kitchen, along with a few other period elements, and numerous authentic artifacts, established 1905 as the year of interpretation. While Loeper’s description of beach rescues was riveting, I was perhaps most interested in his discussion of purchasing unused can labels to ‘stock’ the pantry, and buying brass in bulk to get one specific artifact. Loeper noted that there is still much work left to be done, such as renovating the unfinished upper floor. They hope to highlight state-of-the-art re-design elements, including an ultra-modern fire suppression system, and detail possibilities for rotating exhibits in the dining room, that was once the heart of the station. Indeed, thanks to Loeper’s efforts the future is bright for the nation’s best-preserved Life Saving Station. Dr. Levi Fox holds a PhD in History from Temple and teaches at Stockton. Levi is also Secretary of the Somers Point Historical Preservation Commission and President of Jersey Shore Tours

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GG HARBOR TWP., NJ – After a successful debut last summer, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch will hold its second annual ‘Feed a Family’ fundraiser, Friday, July 27th - Sunday, August 12th. Area residents and Shore visitors are invited to take part in the dine-out event by adding a donation to their bill at many local restaurants. The benefit will support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch’s hunger relief efforts in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties. “We hope local residents and those vacationing in the area will patronize participating restaurants,” said Renate Taylor, development officer, Southern Branch. “These restaurant partners are vital to our efforts to combat hunger and help feed local families. CFBNJ-Southern Branch is charged with feeding the hungriest children in the state with Cape May at 19.8%, Atlantic at 19.3% and Cumberland at 18.2%, which translate into 1 in 5 of our children are food insecure so, we greatly appreciate their ongoing support.” Most participating restaurants will

invite diners to add $5 to their check during the two-week event. Others will give diners the choice to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to the FoodBank at checkout. Small gifts make a big impact. “Adding $5 to your bill at any of the participating restaurants will allow the FoodBank to provide over $40.00 worth of food for families in need,” said Taylor. Last year the fundraiser brought in $35,000 and enabled the FoodBank to provide over $ 280,000 worth of food for hungry South Jersey families, she said. Participating restaurants so far include: Atlantic City: Dock’s Oyster House, Resorts Food Court Restaurants, Hard Rock Café, Jonny Rockets,

Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Iron Room, Knife and Fork Inn; Avalon: Jay’s on Third; Brigantine: Casale al Mare; Galloway: Assaggio!, Romanelli’s Garden Café; Linwood: Casaldi’s Cucina, Linwood Country Club; Margate: Essex Seafood Co., Steve & Cookies; Northfield: The Spot, Muscle Maker Grill; Somers Point: CJ’s Corner Grill, Crab Daddy’s, Smitty’s Clam Bar; Ventnor: Red Room Café, Tutto Fresco Italian Grill; Wildwood, Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill, Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant and Boathouse. Taylor said more restaurants are joining daily and a full list appears at: Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties have some of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the state -- close to one in five kids in these communities doesn’t know where his or her next meal will come from, Taylor said. “Summertime is the toughest season for food insecure children and their families because kids don’t have access to the healthy school meals they rely on,” Taylor said. Add 1 Feed A Family

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“The FoodBank is serving nutritious summer meals to help fill the gap, but there’s much more to be done to eliminate hunger in our region. “Feed a Family” provides a simple way for South Jersey residents to support their struggling neighbors as they dine out with their families.” For information, contact Renate Taylor, development officer, at rtaylor@ or 609-383-8843 ext. 122. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, provides people across the state with food, help and hope. The FoodBank distributed over 43 million pounds of food last year to its more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by the FoodBank’s network of partners. For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.

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Menopause and your Diet By Nancy Adler


t happens to all women . Many of my clients seek proper nutrition to alleviate symptoms caused through menopause. Some menopause symptoms are just bothersome, such as hot flashes and dry skin. Other changes related to menopause can lead to long-term women’s health problems, from bone loss to high cholesterol . Following the optimal menopause diet can help to reduce, or even prevent, menopause symptoms and protect you from illnesses, such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. As a nutritionist, I believe there are some foundation foods that are great for women’s health and can help with menopause symptoms like dry skin, bloating, weight gain, hot flashes, and bone loss. It’s true, the earlier you make sure these foods are staples in your menopause diet, the easier menopause and the years beyond may be. Vaginal dryness and dry skin caused by a decrease in estrogen during menopause are common complaints among women at this time, but getting eight glasses of water a day

can help maintain your skin’s moisture and offset dryness. Drinking water also helps decrease the bloating that occurs with hormonal changes. This kind of symptom is most common in the years just before periods end for good, often referred to as perimenopause. Your calcium needs increase during menopause because the loss of estrogen can speed up bone loss. Try aim to get at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. If you do take hormone replacement therapy, aim for 1,000 milligrams a day. Since that’s difficult for most women to achieve that through diet alone, consider a combination of calcium-rich foods in your diet, like milk and nonfat yogurt, and calcium supplements. Getting enough vitamin D is also critical for protecting your bones during menopause. Vitamin D comes from the sun, but many experts say it’s vital for women’s health to take a vitamin D supplement to ensure you’re getting enough, especially in winter and in non-sunny climates. Although the official recommended daily dose is only 600 international units for most people, I recommend getting 1,000 to 2,000 international units of vitamin D a day. Consult your physician in testing your levels beforehand. Your metabolism slows down as you get older, and women in their mid-forties tend to become more sedentary. This all adds to

weight gain, one of the most dreaded menopause symptoms. By filling up on low-calorie fruits and vegetables, you can help minimize weight gain while getting the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Some whole grains, such as steel-cut oatmeal, quinoa, barley, and brown rice, provide B vitamins — which help boost energy, manage stress, and keep the digestive system functioning. Folic acid and fiber, also found in whole grains, help lower risk for cardiovascular disease, which rises after menopause. Your iron needs actually go down during menopausal years, so focusing on eating lean cuts of beef, eggs, iron-rich cereals, and grains should put enough in your diet. Iron supplements (and that includes multivitamins with iron) are generally not recommended for women after menopause unless your doctor prescribes them. Some experts recommend soy for symptom relief, but the research is inconclusive. Soy compounds, called isoflavones, mimic estrogen in the body. Studies of the benefits of soy for women in menopause focus on women in Asia, who get their soy from food. If you want to try soy, eat edamame, tofu, and other soy foods as much as possible instead of processed foods like soy burgers. Any time you can add plant-based foods to your diet, it’s a benefit. Flaxseed is a wonderful plant-based food with omega-3 fatty acids. Try sprinkling

ground flaxseed on cereal, yogurt, and salads; it adds fiber to your diet, keeps your arteries healthy, and has some estrogen-like compounds.The plain truth is that your calorie needs decline with every decade of life. The less weight you gain during menopause, the better your menopause symptoms in general, so it’s worth adopting a diet of low fat, healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, that will help you maintain your weight. Steer clear of alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and spicy foods, which can trigger hot flashes, aggravate urinary incontinence (another common problem during the menopause years), increase mood swings, and increase bone loss. Among my clients, the women who handle menopause symptoms the best are the ones who approach this time as a natural progression of their lives, and roll with the punches, rather than see it as a struggle. Many women have spent their entire lives taking care of others,This is the perfect opportunity to look in the mirror and say to yourself, “I need to take care of myself now, so I can have the quality of life I’m looking for.”

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The Value of Fresh Eyes By Jeff Whitaker


ave you ever looked at an object for a long time and fail to see the obvious? Your friends taunt and tease you. “You can’t see that? What’s wrong with you? How do you not see that?” Then you look away for a bit and re-approach the situation with ‘fresh eyes’, and magically what wasn’t seen before pops out at you now. Or maybe you’re out of ideas and you ask someone else for their perspective or advice. They might not know as much about the situation as you do, but they offer a ‘fresh perspective’, and suddenly you gain new insight and understanding. I was recently on a call with a client. I work with this person in the area of presentation and public speaking. We were going over a very technical talk he has to give in an area of expertise in which I have absolutely no knowledge. My first thought as we began to go over his presentation was whether or not I would be able to adequately help him. Some of what he was presenting was frankly stuff I don’t understand. But as we went along, it was amazing how much I did to help him. The reason? Fresh eyes. A new perspec-

tive. I was able to raise questions about his presentation that he hadn’t thought of. By us going back and forth, me asking questions he hadn’t thought of, what was once a very technical talk took on new life. From content to flow, I brought thoughts to the table that he hadn’t yet considered. I don’t say this to brag about what I did. I bring it up as an encouragement to you. When someone asks for your opinion on a matter or input on a situation they may be going through, don’t shy away from helping if what they are asking isn’t quite in your wheelhouse. Think about a ‘fresh perspective’ you might bring to the table. Don’t automatically dismiss your ability to positively influence or add value to someone else. You may provide that something extra that makes all the difference in someone else’s life. Who or what can you add ‘fresh eyes’ to today?

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Hermit Crabs: Creating the Perfect Habitat By Steffen Klenk


hile visiting the Jersey Shore, you’ll want to bring home something to remember your experience; a memento of all the fun times had while visiting our beautiful beaches. Many shops along the boardwalk sell hermit crabs as pets that you can buy. Before you invest in making this important purchase, you should have an understanding of how to care for these creatures and the care they require. Wild hermit crabs grow in various shapes and sizes, expanding anywhere from a few millimeters to two feet in length. You are bound to notice hermit crabs crawling along the beach, or climbing high




along a seabed. They have been noted to live up to thirty years in their natural environment. With

the most optimal conditions, hermit crabs can live anywhere from six months to a year in captivity. One of the most unique features of the hermit crab is its shell. These small, circular structures protect their fragile ligaments while maintaining the amount of moisture required for their survival. One interesting fact is that they do not grow their own shells; they get their shells from other crabs, gastropods, and snails. Hermit crabs use a molting process to grow and develop. For a period of one to two months, the crab will hibernate deep into the sand, at which point it will form a new exoskeleton. Once this process has completed, they will seek out a new shell to call home. Hermit crabs will also use their shells for added protection against a large number of predators including fish, snails, and blue crabs. Before bringing your new hermit crab home, be sure it is set up with the proper environment. Make sure it has an enclosure that is about the size of a ten gallon aquarium. Its home should be equipped with an air screen and plenty of deep sand. Hermit crabs love to exercise, so ensure that they have plenty of room to climb and areas to hide in. Hermit crabs are a community of social creatures that live in large colonies in the wild. Your pet hermit would love to have several friends with him. It’s best not to have no less than two crabs per

cage. Fluorescent and dome lighting will help keep temperatures at optimal levels for Sheldon to survive; make sure to install a thermometer to monitor conditions. They rely on 70 degree temperatures and a relative humidity of 75 percent. Fresh water is critical for the survival of your crustaceous friend. They use the fresh water to replenish, drink and bathe. Avoid tap water; distilled water is required, as tap water is poisonous to them. They also require salt water that can be mixed from specific aquatic stores or purchased online. Hermit crabs enjoy a diet consisting of fresh, natural foods. They have a sweet tooth and enjoy apples, pears, and even applesauce. To ensure good health, they need to be given plenty of nourishment rich in calcium and supplements. This, again, can be found online or at an aquatic store. Baby food also works best. Avoid all processed foods. Buying painted shells may seem harmless and fun to look at, but it will also create an unsafe environment for your crustaceous friend. Over time the paint can easily chip off and get inside their food or water dish, which could cause hazardous effects. Make sure you have a variety of shells for your crab to choose from in its natural form. With the proper amount of love and care, your hermit crab can live a long, healthy life. It is important to take care of the creatures we choose to share in our lives.

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Mozzarella Panzanella Salad Vegging at the Shore By Marci Lutsky


hen it comes to music, you know how there is always a summer hit that you can’t get out of your head? Consider this recipe for mozzarella panzanella salad your summer hit that you won’t be able to stop thinking about. Made with Stella mozzarella cheese, farm fresh tomatoes and

cucumbers and rustic bread, it will be the side dish you want to make whenever you entertain this summer. As soon as we finished our first batch, I started thinking

about when I could make it again. With the 4th of July coming up this week, it is the perfect recipe to round out your holiday menu. You start by toasting a good rustic bread that has been cut into cubes and tossed with olive oil and salt. I picked up a delicious bread at my local farmers market and let it sit for a day. Toasting

the bread only takes ten minutes which gives you the perfect amount of time to complete the two other steps. Roughly chop some tomatoes and cucumbers as well as Stella mozzarella cheese and add it to a bowl. I used farm fresh cucumbers from my CSA that couldn’t have tasted any fresher. Set that bowl aside and continue on to making the vinaigrette. Even though I have been cooking for many years, I’m still amazed at how when you use good quality ingredients, less is more. That is particularly true of this vinaigrette which is so simple with the

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ingredients being olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk that together until it emulsifies (fancy word for liquids that have been blended together). Once the bread is cooled, add it to the bowl of cucumbers, tomatoes and mozzarella and toss in the vinaigrette. If you don’t have fresh basil growing in your garden, stop reading and go get some. Fresh basil makes all summer recipes better. Top the salad with fresh basil and let it stand for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend together. It is unlikely that you will have any leftovers, but if you do, this salad will keep in the refrigerator for about two days. Look for Stella in the cheese section of your supermarket. It’s fresh flavor and delicate texture is just perfect in this salad. If you are going to be grilling this summer, mozzarella panzanella salad is a perfect make-ahead recipe that both kids and adults will love.

▶6 ▶ cups day old rustic bread cut into 1 inch cubes ▶2 ▶ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ▶1▶ teaspoon salt ▶2 ▶ cups chopped roma tomatoes ▶2 ▶ cups chopped cucumbers ▶8 ▶ oz Stella mozzarella cheese, cubed ▶6 ▶ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ▶1▶ tablespoon dijon mustard ▶1▶ tablespoon white balsamic vinegar ▶1▶ teaspoon chopped garlic ▶salt ▶ and pepper to taste ▶2 ▶ tablespoons chopped fresh basil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss bread cubes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. Let cool. Add tomatoes, cucumbers and mozzarella to a big bowl and set aside. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients (remaining olive oil through pepper). Once bread cubes are cooled, add them to the bowl with cucumbers. Add vinaigrette and toss. Top with basil. Let sit for 30 minutes and then serve.

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a person who is suffering in the door for treatment by permitting families to involuntarily commit their loved ones to treatment and provide more avenues to treatment through our courts. A few years ago, I learned of Alba Herrera who lost her son Nick to an overdose. Ms. Herrera explained her son relapsed but just did not have the willpower to enter rehab. “The disease had pretty much taken control of his decision making skills. An addict doesn't make decisions. The addiction does.” Her son, like many addicts, refused to enter rehab because they lost the ability to take care of themselves, like those who suffer from mental illness. That’s why I am sponsoring a bi-partisan bill to help addicts who have become a harm to themselves or others, by taking the involuntary commitment hearing process that already exists for people suffering from mental health issues and apply it to people suffering with substance abuse. Under our bill, a family member could petition the court to force a loved into a treatment program. As Bill Schmincke, the founder of Stop the Heroin, noted, “The first step toward recovery is also the hardest. Involuntary commitment would give families the chance to save a loved one.” While involuntary commitment is one pathway to recovery, we know many substance abusers only confront their addiction when they are arrested. When I served as a municipal court judge and prosecutor, it would break my heart to see parents plead with me to send their children to jail because jail was the last chance for their loved ones to get clean and sober. The creation of mandatory drug court has helped families overcome drug dependencies through inten-

sive supervision along with tightly structured regimens of treatment and recovery services. Because of the effectiveness of drug court, I’m proposing another bi-partisan bill to defendants who were previously convicted (mostly as juveniles) of low level assaults but committed no offense in the last five years to enter drug court, provided the court found the program would be beneficial in addressing their drug or alcohol dependency and reduce the likelihood of future criminal behavior. Just as our criminal courts are seeing an increase in drug cases, so are our municipal courts. Currently, municipal court judges are able to send those arrested for alcohol intoxication to treatment, but not those arrested for drug offenses. I’ve proposed another bi-partisan bill to allow municipal court judges to commit such individuals to substance use disorder treatment in lieu of prosecution. Of course, people need more than just treatment. Without housing, a network of social support, and a job, the chances of a person backsliding into addiction increase. The Hansen Foundation and Stop the Heroin are two local groups doing their best to combat the opioid crisis through sober living homes. Yet, State regulations can make it unnecessarily difficult for these homes to operate and we need to to create more bed space to handle the number of families seeking help. I am introducing two bi-partisan bills to update these regulations to make it easier for sober living homes with innovative programs to operate and enable the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to help provide low to zero interest loans to create quality sober living facilities. Of course, one of the final pieces to help a person get back on their feet is a job. The casino industry is our largest employers, yet those with certain drug offenses are automatically disqualified from applying for a job. I believe anyone who successfully completes drug court deserves a second chance. Under my bi-partisan bill, those who complete drug court would qualify for casino jobs. Recovery begins with hope. Families in crisis need to see there are resources available to rescue loved ones from the clutches of addiction.

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Keep an eye out for the wildlife of the sea By BILL BARLOW


he summer ocean may be inviting, but we can never truly by at home there, Cape May Beach Patrol Captain Geoff Rife points out. Human beings are only visitors. The fish, the marine mammals, the crabs and other marine life are the ones at home in the ocean. Usually, most ocean life keeps well clear of the crowded area in front of the lifeguard stand, but there are exceptions: Crabs that grab a toe, minnows that scatter in the morning light, or the occasional ray that glides along the shallows, flapping like an underwater bird. And dolphin. Dolphins are the rock stars. Rife says Cape May beaches see more dolphin than others along the Jersey shores, in part because of its proximity to the Delaware bay. Every time they swim by, beachgoers are on their feet for a better look at the marine mammals. Children run

to the water’s edge and adults point, he said. Dolphin enjoy a good reputation among beachgoers, possibly because of warm feelings from the old Flipper TV show, or else because the shape of their faces make them always look happy. According to Bob Schoelkopf, the founder and director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, the dolphins that can be seen from the beach are almost always bottlenose dolphin, although there are many other species that visit the area in the warm weather. Other kinds, like the common dolphin or the huge Risso’s dolphin, usually stay much farther from shore. In the spring, the dolphin pods often have young among them, and that can make them very protective. Schoelkopf says it is against the law for boaters, jetskiers, swimmers or paddlers to approach dolphin in the water. That’s for the animal’s protection, but he said in a recent interview, it’s a good idea to give the animals plenty of space regardless. Dolphin can be 12 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds, and despite their friendly reputation, will ram someone if they feel threatened. “I’ve been hit in the water and knocked out,” he said.

As mammals, dolphin must surface to breathe, which means they are far more visible than the other marine life in the area, especially considering New Jersey’s cloudy water. That doesn’t mean it’s polluted, only that the waves stir up silt and nutrients. Most days at the beach, bathers can’t see their own toes. That means they usually can’t see what’s swimming next to them. There are exceptions. Occasionally the water is crystal clear, allowing view of the tiny minnows among the waves, and in the mornings, light shining through the waves can silhouette some of the other, larger creatures swimming near the shore. Schoelkopf has seen sharks swimming through waves, and at times cownose rays can be spotted as well. While Schoelkopf says dolphin are not always gentle, he and others say most sharks at the Jersey shore are not as terri-

fying as many believe. The smooth dogfish shark, one of the most common in the area, could not harm a person. It literally does not have the capability. There are other, larger sharks to be found, including the spiny dogfish, the sandbar shark, the thresher shark and the occasional hammerhead shark. For the most part, these are also harmless, although fishermen who catch one have to use more caution when trying to retrieve their hooks, compared to the smooth dogfish shark, which have only blunt teeth rather than the bristling rows of sharp teeth of other sharks. Much more frightening, great white sharks and bull sharks also ply the waters off New Jersey. One huge great white, a 16-foot, 3,500-pound female known as Mary Lee, has been tagged with a tracking device, and has been tracked from New England to Florida. But several people interviewed for this story said there’s little to worry about from great white sharks in New Jersey. Bull sharks, however, are another matter. It’s been more than a century since there was a deadly shark attack in New Jersey, but in July of 1916, a string of horrific attacks left four dead, and one injured. A great white

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or a bull shark was seen as the most likely culprit, although most experts now believe it was a bull shark. While great whites typically keep to deep water, bull sharks may be found in back bays and inlets. Schoelkopf said he won’t swim in the back bays for just that reason, where cloudy water prevents a clear view of what’s nearby. George Ingram, who handles public relations for the Ocean City Fishing Club, said the organization recorded 616 sharks caught last summer from their pier off the boardwalk at 14th Street. For comparison, the next closest species was the kingfish, of which 481 were caught, along with 50 weakfish and 188 bluefish. The club has had a pier at the location for a century, and has kept close records of every fish caught off the pier for most of that time. Dan Ladik, the club’s current weighmaster, meaning the guy who keeps those records, said a number of skates were also caught. Those fishing from the beach often catch the small, flat fish, which is a close relative of the shark. It’s also related to the larger cownose ray, which can sometimes be found swimming through the breakers or buried in the sand near the beach. “Cownose rays are more likely to be seen. They tend to travel up and down the coasts and in and out of the bays in fairly large numbers,” said Steve Evert, the manager of Stockton University’s Marine Science Field Station in Port Republic, where he divides his time between research and

teaching students in the with the attention, they are South Jersey universiPhotos by Bill Barlow very pretty crabs, with a mottled red shell. ty’s School of Natural “That’s the crab Science and Mathematics. The large that’s usually biting rays sometimes your toes.” He swim close to the said the blue claw surface, where crabs most familtheir wings can iar for pairings with Corona and be seen above the water. “It’s definiteOld Bay seasoning ly a little frightening, are mostly found in but they’re really not the back bays. going to hurt you.” Sometimes schools The rays have a stinger of fish can be spotted from on their tails, which could be very the beach, including bluefish and painful if someone were to step on one drum fish. Local fishermen often bring in when it was buried in the sand. But the large numbers of bluefish. Sometimes, a animals would much rather avoid people. school of bunker fish, a small bait fish also Most swimmers’ encounters are far less known as menhaden, will attract sharks, fraught. Cape May’s Rife says as the water striper, dolphin and even humpback whales, warms, various species of jellyfish drift in which have become more common in the closer to shore. Some just feel squishy, while area in recent years. Evert said he recently others have stings that range from mildly saw a humpback at Beach Haven. Osprey, irritating to deeply painful. One of the most a once-rare bird of prey that’s also called unpleasant, the Portuguese man o’ war has a fish hawk, have made a big comeback a truly nasty sting. It’s described as excrusince the outlawing of the pesticide DDT, ciatingly painful, and can open deep cuts can often be seen hovering over the waves from the chemical action. Even if the animal close to shore, ready to dive in after fish. is dead on the beach, the sting can still hurt. “It’s very common to see an osprey Sea nettles can also cause irritation, and come over the beach, and nine times out when there isn’t much of a crowd nearby, of 10 he’s got a bunker in his talons,” Evert said. you may feel something sharp grab a toe. It’s most likely a lady crab, according to Evert, Local anglers, at least the human ones, and although you may not feel that pleased are most often after striped bass and floun-

der, which bathers are only ever likely to see at the end of a hook. Schoelkopf has been working with marine life for decades. At the stranding center, he has a number of seals that are getting nursed back to health, but he said seals have usually move north during the summer, and are only likely to be seen in New Jersey in the winter. Sea turtles can also be found off New Jersey, he said, but don’t expect to see them close to the beach. Those heading into deeper water may see a loggerhead turtle, which can grow up to 300 pounds, or the far larger leatherback turtle, the largest turtle in existence, which can weigh more than 1,000 pounds. But plenty of astonishing creatures can be found in the tidal pools around jetties and on many beaches, where starfish, minnows and octopus can sometimes be seen. As the summer progresses and the water warms, the wet sand around those pools can also show bioluminescence, where the damp sand or splashing wave sometimes glows in the dark, an effect of a concentration of one-celled organisms. And by August, the toe-deep water often teems with life, including brilliantly colored coquina clams. Or dig a little deeper with your fingers in the wet sand to find sand crabs, also called mole crabs. Most kids love a chance to hold one, and then let it go in the shallows, to watch it swim away and quickly bury itself.


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yan Perkins, owner and head instructor at Ninja Martial Arts Fitness Studio has been practicing karate for 43 years. His father, Malcolm Perkins, opened the original Ninja Karate Academy over four decades ago out of a rented spare bedroom. As Ryan got older and continued to practice with his father, karate became his passion and ultimately, his career. He eventually joined forces with his father to run the karate studio and when Malcolm passed away four years ago, Ryan continued the family legacy alongside of his wife and best friend, Michelle. “Taught from the heart” was the original slogan used by Malcolm Perkins and that is how Ryan continues to teach. To the Perkins family, karate is

Ryan volunteering at Sister Jean's Kitchen in Atlantic City. about much more than the physical strength or the toughness that you gain by training as an athlete. The practices learned in karate are about patience, discipline, love, and inner peace. At Ninja Martial Arts, those principles are taught for life both in and out of the studio. “The true essence of martial arts is an internal art first. It’s not about punching and kicking. It’s about finding your own inner peace and chi through the art, and then taking it one step further and applying it to how you are as a human being,” says Ryan Perkins. That is why when students train




at Ninja Karate Academy, they are required to volunteer their time for local organizations in order to earn their next belt. Many of the students that have been required to volunteer for their belt have gone on to continue volunteering on their own time or with the club. In addition to volunteering their time, the students participate in yearround fundraisers for organizations such as The Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Gilda’s Club, and Sister Jean’s Kitchen. They volunteer their energy and resources, taking care of families during the holidays, teaching martial

Ryan playing Santa for Gilda's Noogieland party. arts at organizations like Camp Sparkle, and serving food to the homeless. As someone led by faith, Ryan Perkins shares that he lives his life by the “what would Jesus do?” mentality and even instills that in his students. While the karate studio is not “religious” per se, Ryan encourages students to use the man that Jesus was as a character reference. He encourages them to be compassionate, loving, giving, and humble. “We use the club to facilitate as much good for the community that we can offer and instill great qualities in the kids,” says Perkins. Ryan also understands that not everybody has the means to participate

Ryan and Naszair at his High School graduation. him some housekeeping jobs at the club as a way to pay for classes. Naszair became committed to karate and, by his own admittance, didn’t fall victim to the life of trouble that was surrounding him at home. This year, Naszair gave Ryan a Father’s Day card to thank him for being the father figure that Ryan has been in his life. To Ryan, that’s what it is all about for him - making a difference in the lives of the youth. Naszair is one of hundreds of students that Ryan has had the opportunity to connect with and mentor. Like all of our hometown heros, Ryan is humble in sharing what he does. He prides himself on just being a light in the lives of others, and letting action speak for themselves. Humility is one of the most beautiful characteristics of all of our hometown heroes. While they’re out there doing the work, we are celebrating them here at Shore Local Newsmagazine. If you know a hometown hero making a difference in the community, send us a message and nominate them! Ninja Karate Academy is located at 5205 Ventnor Ave in Ventnor, NJ. Krystle J Bailey is a multimedia journalist, freelance writer, and self published author.

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Point 4 Theatre: Somers Point's Lost Gem By Nick Leonetti


hen I was a kid, there was nothing that got me more excited than a trip to the movies. Walking into that dimly lit building where fluorescent light bulbs tinkled, the salty smell of buttered popcorn permeated the air, the sound of arcade machines buzzed and droned like angry robots set loose on unsuspecting bystanders – it was the closest thing to real magic available to a child with an overactive imagination. Atlantic County is an area fortunate enough to offer a plethora of movie theatres to choose from, especially on these sweltering summer days when it’s too hot be outside. There is Tilton 9 in Northfield, Towne 16 in Egg Harbor Township, and Hamilton Commons in Mays Landing just to name a few. There was one theatre, however, that bridged the gap between classic- and modern-style: a cinematic gem that I am still sorry to see go even after more than a decade since its demolition. The Point 4 Theatre held residence on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point, just before the old circle that directed cars to the 9th St. Bridge. The whole area, in fact, was like a scene out of Happy Days or American Graffiti. It’s not hard to imagine souped-up muscle cars drag-racing down MacArthur as tweens sucked

on chocolate malts at the Somers Point diner, boozers sipped on Schlitz at DiOrio’s, and just down the road bands like Full House and SupaHeat blew the doors off Tony Mart’s Night Club. Point 4 sat right in the middle of all this, the cherry on top of a shore town that already oozed nightlife full of vitality. Originally a bowling alley, Point 4 was bought by the Franks and converted into a movie theatre around 1983. Before this, the Gateway Theatre on Bay Ave. actually showed movies, which supplied Point 4 with its first four screens. Technically, the theatre could have been Point 5, but the Franks decided to keep one of the large auditoriums as storage space. The major draw of theatre was its front. A huge mural was painted on the exterior, apparently with the help of local youths in the area, including one of my old high school teachers. The mural was made up of scenes from classic scenes from movies. I remember specifically the iconic shot of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader tapping lightsabers from the epic end-battle in The Empire Strikes Back. There was also a giant Darth Vader mask, a scene from Gone With the Wind, as well as Indiana Jones striking his iconic whip. There was much more in addition (E.T. maybe?) but I can’t remember, and there are absolutely no pictures of the theatre to be found online. (A trip over to the Somers Point Historical Society

may be in order to see if they have anything of interest.) I do remember the attendees at the ticket both being comically over-zealous when it came to age-restrictions. You practically needed a fake-I.D. if you were underage to get in to see a rated-R movie. A friend of mine’s mother used to buy a ticket to go in with us, wait until it began, and then sneak into another theatre to watch something more her speed. One of the most memorable experiences I have is going to see The Blair Witch Project in 1999. This was a film that received so much hype there was a line from the ticket booth all the

way to the end of the parking lot. I had never seen anything quite like that kind of turnout and still have not to this day. My buddy and I had already attempted to buy tickets to see the film earlier that day and were denied by a woman who merrily shooed us out of the theatre. Desperately, we went up to couples old enough to be our parents and begged them to buy us tickets. It took a while, but we finally found a couple who would… with a five-dollar bribe. The experience has been the greatest I have ever had, so far, at a movie. People were screaming and throwing popcorn at the screen. I had never seen anything like it before. When the lights came on, a feeling of catharsis was in the air. It was like getting a off a roller coaster you finally decided to ride after a full day of torment and avoidance. It was like an exorcism. When they tore the theatre down, it broke my heart. I still, to this day, don’t understand why the owners or, hell, even the town couldn’t have tried to make it work. Now there are, I believe, office buildings in place of the theatre, which is fine, I guess. Places like Point 4 brought to Atlantic County a sense of wonder and mystique. Sometimes new isn’t always better. If they would have only waited a few more years, Point 4 may have even been able to find a place on the New Jersey or even the National Historic Register. Unfortunately, we’ll never know.

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A number of recent trips up and down the east coast, a trip out west, and a visit to the northeast mountain region has inspired me and gotten me thinking about where we, as a region, may be heading. There are always great exceptions to every situation. This holds true for the com-


ometimes you do not notice things happening or changing, if the change is gradual. You also might miss changes if you do not have anything to compare the changes to, like what is occurring in other places. Changes to businesses, commercial districts, and the mix of entities within those areas, are something that changes from time to time. As our regional towns experience both prosperous and challenging times, the business landscapes change. Decades ago, as suburban neighborhoods developed, many businesses choose to locate closer to that growing population, and malls, as well as strip malls, started to pop up. Currently, in many places these same malls and strip malls struggle to find tenants and attract customers. However this week’s column is not about the history of business, it is more about a focus on the present reality, and a concern for the future of our business landscape.

munities that actively pursue new business, as well as help existing businesses be more successful. It is always a question of time, money, and at times circumstances beyond the control of those in positions of leadership with our communities. Our current situation is that, based on our economic challenges over the past ten years, we have been led to a place where we have become something different than what we were before. Yet our business landscape may look the same as so many other towns and cities

across the nation. Let me explain… If I blindfolded you and took you to a major retail intersection in one of our towns, you would find national brands of big box, fast food, chain restaurants, and franchises. I could then re-blindfold you and drive you to “any town” U.S.A. and most likely you would see exactly the same mix or offering of stores and chains. Other than a regional convenience or gas station chain, the business landscape looks the same. This is a concern and somewhat troubling because we are losing our uniqueness and the commercial character of our towns. This also means the room and space to create more unique retail and service offerings is limited, as long as the current trend continues. The other concern is the business mix that is currently choosing to locate here. I have to stress that as an individual working in economic and business development for over two decades, I completely understand the importance of employment and indirect jobs that most types of new businesses bring to our region. Unfortunately, when national companies review our economic makeup they see something less vibrant and valuable than most of us see in ourselves. This leads to an overabundance of discount stores that, while convenient, does not always provide the mix and quality of

products we desire. It has been said “You get what you think you deserve”. I would hope as a region we think we deserve to have a vibrant, unique mix of retail offerings that benefits each of us and the visitors that come to our region each season. As many of you read this, you will think that your town has a unique mix of businesses, and works hard to keep a vibrant retail culture and offering alive in your community. And you are most likely correct. But if you read this and feel that your town is not moving in the direction that you feel it should be, there is hope. Over future columns Business Beats in Shore Local will focus on providing information, tips, and some techniques that can help our region refocus, and potentially revitalize our regional business landscape. This along with television programs like South Jersey Business with Joe Molineaux, and upcoming radio programs focusing on business, we can share ideas, concepts, and strategies, to work towards a better and brighter business mix. Joe Molineaux is a writer, television and radio host, speaker, economic gardener, business strategist, consultant and founder of Biz Mx

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As we stroll through the garden, I see her ornamental beauties such as peonies, daisies, pansies, and irises. In the middle of the front yard is a circle of white anemone interspersed with red columbine (Aquila). We here on the East Coast really have no excuse; she puts us to shame growing so many things in such a short gardening season. The Tetons are meant for more than cabin life though; they beckon you to explore, so time to hit the trails. Once again, I was amazed at how much can grow in this often snowy, woodland, mountainous, terrain. Wild flowers are everywhere. We saw fields of yellow flowers called Arrowhead Balsamroot, and along the trail were striking red flowers called Indian Paint Brush. As we climbed higher, to my delight I found both columbine and Columbia clematis growing in the wild. My adventurous family hiked a strenuous 15 miles through Cascade Canyon in the Tetons, and were rewarded with a snow covered lake and the sight of mountain goats wrestling and playing in the snow. My husband spied a flower only found at higher elevations called Glacier Lily. According to nps. gov, their bulbs are among the vital spring foods for grizzly bears. Little critters resembling prairie dogs chased each other on the trail. But in the same way that I have an ongoing battle with squirrels in my own yard, Iola tells me these cute little imps, Uinta ground squirrels, eat almost everything in the garden. She does a lovely job of warding them off by planting many of her flowers and herbs in pots and whimsical containers. Definitely an idea I’m taking home to passively combat my own nemesis— the eastern gray squirrel. Blowing in the air around us are little white puffs of “cotton” from the seedlings of the cottonwood trees. It gives a dreamy, ethereal feeling to the whole place, as these seedlings attached to white fluff whirl around you. On to Yellowstone where instead of a traffic jam of shoobies, you might be stuck in traffic caused by a bear sighting or bison crossing the road. They do have a boardwalk, but if you jump off, you won’t burn your feet on hot sand,

but on boiling water from the the beautiful hot springs. I was amazed to see steaming holes in the ground—fumeroles—surrounded by yellow flowers. It’s surprising how plants can survive even under extreme conditions. We hiked the Hellroaring Trail— sounds like a good time, right? We crossed a suspension bridge over a raging river, where ominous ravens were squawking for us to turn back. But the path led us to fields of beautiful wild flowers with endless swathes of purple, pink, and yellow waving in the wind. Everywhere we went, we could see purple lupines, pink cranesbill geraniums, and the yellow flowers of shrubby cinquefoil. Back up the trail, it’s fun to see that even roses can grow in this wild land. They look like the wild roses (rosa rugosa) I have seen growing in the dunes around 52nd street in Ocean City. Which reminds me that the beach is calling me back. It’s wonderful to go away, and the mountains were majestic. But in the summer you need sand between your toes, and your own pillow beneath your head at night. I’m ready to trade in my bear spray for sunscreen spray. Besides, my own garden needs attention. After seeing such great gardens, both tame and wild, I’m anxious to get back to my own backyard to tame its wildness.

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Van Drew and Grossman, Strengths and Weaknesses

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ew Jersey State Senator Jeff Van Drew, D-1 and Seth Grossman are running for the same position. One of them will be the next United States Congressman from New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District. There are local and national implications at stake. The path that each have taken to their respective party's nomination and current standing in this general election season couldn't be more stark. Van Drew was the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Grossman was one of the most unlikely candidates to win the Republican nomination.


Van Drew ran a near perfect campaign. He spent only what he needed to. Van Drew made no missteps that he would have had to pay for in the general election. He survived the relentless daily attacks that he wasn't Democrat-enough. Grossman ran the best campaign of his long career in electoral politics. He caught the perfect wave on the Bonzai Political Pipeline and rode it all the way to the shore line. The judges raised their score cards and gave Grossman all 10's. He earned a perfect score. institutional Republican observers were shocked. They never saw Grossman coming. Readers of this column knew differently. Grossman skillfully ran an unapologetic pro-President Trump, "Make America Great Again" campaign. Grossman also won Atlantic County off-of-the-line by a wide margin. The underdog had won the day and it wasn't even close. Van Drew is an even more compelling overdog in the general election campaign. Van Drew will raise millions of dollars. Grossman just celebrated

hitting $ 50,000. It's literally a Tale of Two Cities from a financial standpoint. Van Drew has always been a very moderate Democrat. It has been extremely advantageous for his electoral career. He has consistently won the Democratic vote, along with many independents and even some Republican voters. It has provided Van Drew with an unbeatable blueprint to achieve mandate level victories in almost every race that Van Drew has ever run in. Van Drew has regularly won in what otherwise would be Republican districts. Grossman must hang his election hopes on turning this decided Van Drew advantage into a negative for the first time. In a "Hurley in the Morning" exclusive Van Drew unambiguously confirmed that he will not support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of The House. He joins more than 20 other Democratic candidates pledging the same. I have no doubt that Van Drew's word is good. If Democrats win the majority, he'll keep his promise. Van Drew will soon have to deal with the issue of the many Democrats, who

desperately want to impeach President Trump. The only peril that I see for Van Drew is that the Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is clearly a Democratic-Socialist. His views are extreme, radical and dangerous for our Country. The Perez agenda calls for no border enforcement, sanctuary cities and states, full benefits free college for illegals, and the elimination of ICE (United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to name a few. Perez has celebrated the surprising victory by socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over 10-term House Veteran Joe Crowley. Crowley is currently the 4th highest ranking Democrat, and was considered one of the front-runners to become Speaker of the Democrats with the majority. Perez has titled Ocasio-Cortez as "The future of the Democratic Party." This radical philosophy would take America towards a Venezuela-style socialist government. This has also become the summer of very aggressive, violent Democratic tactics, which have been orchestrated

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by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other radical Democrats. They are calling for Trump staffers and others to be harassed anywhere in public: restaurants, movies. They have called for "no peace, no sleep." Their disgusting level of harassment is un-American. These psycho tactics stand for everything that Van Drew is not. Van Drew is decent, honorable and kind to all. He is as close to a non-partisan elected official that we will ever see again. He should be held harmless. But, since he is a member of the Democratic party, their stink will be placed on him. This is as unfair as it gets, but it's true. The national Democratic Party is fast becoming the Democratic-Socialist Party. Incredulously, United States Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, is actually more moderate then Ocasio-Cortez. I take this opportunity to remind you that Sanders is a radical, unapologetic Socialist, who actually spent his honeymoon in Russia. Please take a moment and try to process this fun fact. What does any of this have to do with Van Drew? Absolutely nothing. However, it is Grossman's only viable play and potential path to victory. He has to try and deconstruct Van Drew's entire successful career and paint him as a member of this radical Democratic-Socialist society. I think this will be hard to do. Van Drew's record of independence and voting his conscience is well established. To invent now that he is suddenly a radical, is not credible. Although the late State Senator Jim Whelan rewrote then Assemblyman Kirk Conover's honorable life in 3 months time. It was filthy, It was dishonest. It

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worked. They went on to play the same dirty tricks with former Assemblyman Vince Polistina, former Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, and other distinguished Republicans. Truth used to have a part in electoral politics. No more. They just make it up. The dirty lies are made up out of whole cloth. Grossman is a fighter. He didn't listen to all of those who questioned why he had even entered the Republican Primary. Van Drew always runs a positive campaign, with one exception: if you attack him, all bets are off. He is the ultimate counter-puncher. When you hit him, Van Drew hits back 10 times harder, and he doesn't let-up until 8:00 p.m. on general election evening. There's less than 4 months until general election day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This much I can promise you: It's not going to be boring. This will be a hard fought race. And, Van Drew is even qualified to give you root canal, should you need it.

Harry Hurley is the president of Harry Hurley Consulting and Communications, LLC. He hosts the daily talk radio program "Hurley in the Morning" 6-10 a.m., weekdays on Townsquare Media, WPG Talk Radio 104.1 FM & 1450 AM, where he also serves as the senior programming consultant. Harry was elected to both the Philadelphia (2014) and New Jersey (2015) Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Harry Hurley has also been selected (2015-2018) as one of the Top 100 Most Important Talk Radio Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine. Hurley is also doing national fill-in, on-air talent work for FOX News Radio on their nationally syndicated platforms. He has hosted various programs for local television and is the editor and publisher of his news and information website, Send comments to


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he recent resurgence of wallpaper is unlike anything the decorating world has seen since the 1980’s. Not to worry though.. this new breed of wallcovering is a far cry from the country cottage patterns many of us remember . Major leaps in printing technology have made possible a nearly unlimited range of patterns and colors to add a unique ( and affordable ) touch to your home . Today’s wallpapers are tailor made for the DIY decorator, as easy to install as painting a wall and a breeze to remove. If you are considering wallpaper to add a special flair to your home or decorating project following are a few tips to narrow down your choices: What’s Your Style? Perfectly comp lem ent in g the colors and textures of the coastal landscape, grasscloth wallcoverings add a subtle and sophisticated feel to your home’s interior. Lending the appearance of woven natural grasses, today’s grasscloth is durable and sure to withstand life in a busy beach house. Looking to add a touch of drama to your space? A single accent wall in a pattern from the Sherwin-Williams Coastal Cool collaboration with HGTV will be sure to add a unique flair. A bold pattern such as Green Palm Leaf (see photo) is sure to be a showstopper. Believe it or not, using a bold pattern in a small room can create the illusion of space. Create a little gem with a bright, cheerful pattern in the powder room. It’s a fun way to make the most of a small space and your guests will love it! What’s Your Commitment Level? No matter if you choose pre-pasted, “paste the wall”, or the peel & stick version, gone are the days of buckets of brushes and messy paste. New materials make it easy for the


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he beach cruiser is timeless. The simple design resembles bikes from many years ago when life was slower paced. While some riders prefer bending over with control of 18 speeds on a lightweight frame, most folks along the shore would rather

enjoy the trip with comfort and style. When you’re riding a cruiser bike, you’re not in a hurry. The easy and laidback cruiser bike will transport you to a simpler time. A time when you didn’t have a care in the world and could just enjoy the simplicity and freedom of the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you pedaled around. Cruiser bikes, with their balloon tires, upright riding position, and simple design, have been around since the early 1930s. Schwinn designed the first cruiser as an affordable alternative to the more expensive sport bicycles on the market at that time. These first cruisers were heavy-duty workhorses, incorporating steel frames and sturdy, wide tires. These features allowed the bike to handle more wearand-tear than their competitors. Americans, still reeling from the Great Depression, soon adopted the cruiser as an affordable and preferred way to get around. Cruisers quickly earned a reputation as reliable and

Cruisers Let You Enjoy The Ride and parking with ease. Bike racks on Eighth St. in Ocean City. easy to ride, and by the 1950s, cruiser reached the height of popularity. Other manufacturers quickly jumped on the cruiser bandwagon, each offering more creative and unique designs to woo new buyers. From cowboy-themed cruisers to models that included faux gas tanks and headlights, there was a cruiser suited to every personality and taste. With such popularity, it didn’t take long for cruiser bikes to become an

integral part of the beach scene. Because cruisers are easy to ride and their fat tires excel on flat terrain and sand, they quickly became popular in vacation destinations as an inexpensive and fun alternative to a car. Locals and touristscould pedal to the beach without parking troubles. This carefree and low-cost way to get around helped establish cruiser bikes as an iconic part of the beach lifestyle.



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The Wild Ones By Dante Lorenzo

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DOWN 1. Pampering places 2. Chorus member 3. Indian flatbread 4. *He's "Tangled Up in Blue" 5. Salt merchant 6. *"____" Domino 7. Computer-generated imagery 8. Urban dwelling 9. A fake in bed 10. Guesstimate phrase 11. Hammer part 12. Retained 15. Lipton package 20. Grammy, e.g. 22. Mischievous little rascal 24. Theater tier 25. Caterpillar hairs 26. Discrimination against seniors 27. Plural of carpus 29. *Piano man 31. 1600s neck wear 32. Chinese weight units 33. Beginning of illness 34. Offensively curious 36. "How you ____?" 38. Opera house box 42. House pest 45. Population count 49. Cow call 51. Kind of license 54. Condescending one 56. Falstaffian in body 57. Impromptu performances 58. Miners' passage 59. Give a quote 60. *Neil Young: "____ on rockin' in the free world" 61. Type of seabird 62. October stone 63. *"Kiss From a Rose" singer-songwriter 64. Abbreviated seconds 67. "The Murders in the ___ Morgue"

e unconditionally yourself” is what Darian Byrd said to me when we sat in the sun room of his family’s beautiful home. This interview was very natural seeing as though Darian has been my brother for what seems like a lifetime. In fact, Darian’s mother and father were my foster parents. If you knew them, then you’d know that Darian Byrd is exceptional. I look up to Darian and I spend a lot of time with him, but I realized that I never got a chance to ask him about his life. Ever since he was born, he’s lived in a home with people and children that weren’t his “real family”. Darian is now working as an Electrical Engineer Intern at the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Darian also attends Rochester Institute of Technology for Electrical Engineering, and Graduated from Saint Augustine Prep High School in Richland, New Jersey. While it may seem that Darian has had a near perfect life, I soon found that it was a little more than that. I had the opportunity to ask Darian a lot of questions, but the one thing that seemed to stick out to me the most was “be unconditionally yourself”. I asked Darian if he’d ever regret having parents that lent themselves to the lives of others outside of him and his four siblings. His response was, “no, they’re here to be integrated into the family. It’s our job”. He continued to explain that he

used the word OUR because it takes a whole family to raise young children. He remembers when he would get to help make after school snacks for some of the foster children. Darian has used his multicultural upbringing to his advantage by allowing himself to meet people where they are. “My being exposed to different types of people and cultures has changed the way that I look at things today. I’ve never been one to judge people for who they are; I’ve always been that way”. I remember one afternoon Darian had come home from high school and he seemed frustrated. I asked him with much hesitation if he was alright, and he replied, “I’m fine, I just hate to see people bullied”. In retrospect, I can truly say that Darian is more than what people think of this generation. Most of the time spent at my parents house, you’ll find Darian up in his room learning a new song on guitar, or spending time and being a role model to the younger kids in the family. I’ve never known Darian as anything other than a strong, kind, and fair individual who strives to understand and make people happy. For 21 years Darian has been molded and exposed to some of the greatest people. and not so great people. He’s shared his parents, but also share his heart. Darian has shown the world that he is more than just a lazy millennial, rather he is just another wild one being unconditionally himself. Dante Lorenzo is a writer, video editor and musician. His mission is to use his time and talents to influence people to find their purpose.

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have been in an abusive relationship for years and no matter how I have tried, I just can’t seem to extricate myself from it. There are rare moments when it brings me joy but more often, I am left frustrated and defeated, but with a renewed resolve to not allow myself to be taken advantage like that again. Much of it is my own fault. I didn't take up the game of golf until later in life. The truth be known, I felt that baseball was an adrenaline rush compared to golf. The Golf Channel became an invaluable resource for calming a restless, ruminating mind, and allowed me to fall into the calm embrace of slumber. Never would I have imagined myself paying good money, chasing a little white ball through the countryside. It started innocently enough; finding some old clubs and hitting the driving range. I topped balls, shanked some to the left, hooked others to the right, and downright missed the ball completely. Being a reasonable athlete, I knew I could do better than that. I ran out to the local sporting goods store and bought a standard set of clubs off the rack, along with a pair of golf shoes. My reasoning with the golf shoes was that, even if I gave up the sport, the spikes would improve my traction on the ice when winter arrives. I returned to the driving range armed with my new clubs, golf shoes, and a video camera, with a dogged determination to improve. The cruelty in this game lies in

the fact that it will allow you the occasional near pro quality shot; give you that glimpse of perhaps a respectable round of golf in the near future, only to dash those hopes with an embarrassing horrible shot. This fact has proven valid based on the numerous times I have found clubs in two pieces sticking out of trash cans along the course. Upon returning home, I reviewed the video in horror. A swing, in actuality, which didn’t feel that bad would probably make Charles Barkley shudder. Friends have begged me to take lessons to end the embarrassment of playing with me but I have too many other expensive hobbies, and feel that throwing money into golf lessons is like buying a stock that keeps going down in the hopes of a substantial return. Yet, the game still has an inexplicable draw on me. I am even managing to stay awake, for the most part, while watching the major tournaments on TV. I do enjoy being outdoors and cruising the public courses in a golf cart replete with food and beverages. The horrible shots while still lurking in my golf bag somewhere, rear their ugly heads a little less often, and I enjoy the camaraderie of gracious golf partners who can convincingly lie to my face about my game. It brings to mind the title of one book about playing golf on the PGA entitled “A Good Walk Spoiled.” It is at least some comfort that the frustration inherent in this game can be experienced at all levels, not just mine. Charles Eberson has been in the newspaper business for over 25 years. He has worked as a writer, advertising executive, circulation manager and photographer. His photography can be viewed at charles-eberson.

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15th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest By Krystle J. Bailey


y dad was absolute best friend. He was a mentor to so many and just an all around great guy. He was always one of the guys”, says Lance Miller, in reference to his late father, Chip Miller. Chip Miller, who lost his battle with Amyloidosis in 2004, was known worldwide for his love of Corvettes, his resilient positive attitude, and for creating the grandest Corvette event the world had ever seen - Corvettes at Carlisle. The tangible things that Chip left behind, such as his expansive Corvette collection, and Carlisle Productions, are still celebrated today. However, it’s Chip’s legacy of love, resilience, and friendship that is continuing to impact generations of those he has never met.

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Chip Miller’s son, Lance, describes his dad as someone who was just fun to be around. As a young boy, Lance recalls his dad being the parent that drove his friends around, took everyone on trips, surfed and raced with them, and always had hot chocolate waiting after fun in the cold. Lance’s friends looked at Chip as one of their friends, and an invaluable mentor. When Chip Miller passed in 2004, one of Lance’s closest friends was the one who said, “We have to do something special to honor your dad!” So began the annual Chip Miller Surf

Fest. Now in its 15th year, the Surf Fest has become the ultimate surf contest at the Jersey Shore, attracting some of the biggest names in surfing. The best east coast surfers compete throughout the day while families hang out on the Ocean City beach, where Chip Miller proudly raised his family. Family activities are held throughout the day at 7th Street during the contest. Proceeds from this event, as well as the other events hosted by the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, raise money and awareness for the disease that took Chip Miller’s life. Amyloidosis occurs when abnormal protein, called amyloid, builds up in one or more organs causing malfunction. Each year, 300 cases of amyloidosis are diagnosed in the United States. It generally manifests in middle-aged individuals although the disease has been seen in individuals in their thirties. Many individuals with Amyloidosis pass away from the disease, which is why awareness and research are so important to those affected. Information on Amyloidosis can be found at Lance, along with his friends and family, are proud that after 15 years,

Chip Miller’s legacy still lives, and a positive impact is being made on so many lives. The foundation board is made up of those who knew and loved Chip, and continue to spread the positivity and the love of life that Chip embodied. Event Info: The 15th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest will be held at 8:30am on Friday, July 20th, at 7th Street Beach in Ocean City. Sign in begins at 7:30am. All surfers are welcome. Registration closes July 18th. Register online at ChipMiller. Org Following the surf event, there will be a Slide for Amyloid held at Ocean City Water Park, on 8th St & Boardwalk. Food and music to be enjoyed. The mission of the CMAF is to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of amyloidosis, for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease, and to help science find the cures. Krystle J Bailey is a multimedia journalist, freelance writer, and self published author.

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What's The Catch By Robin Scott of Ray Scott's Dock


ouble whammy for the first time ever! The casinos will have to check the odds of picking up cookie cutter eight pound flounder from the Margate Bay at exactly the same moment! That is the feat pulled off by a crew of New Jerseyans and a couple of Texans celebrating a family reunion fishing in Margate. Now the locals of course, get their shorts in a twist when someone from “out of town” catches their fish. However, according to our resident expert on fish migration, Bill Shillingford, “right place, right time” reigns in this instance. Bill has tagged more fish for the

American Littoral Society than any living person including over nine

thousand flounder. He is the unquestioned expert on migration patterns of our species along the New Jersey and Atlantic Coast. Bill says the large spawners are moving out to deep water canyons and are abundant this time of year at the beginnings of their travels from the bays in South Jersey. Of course, they don't all move out and flounder will be bay residents throughout September. Would you leave just when

Team Katz of Margate normally spend their time on the bay kayaking. However, they demonstrated competency at the flounder fishing game also!

The Budesa family from Sewell, NJ have been flounder fishing the Margate Bay for years. One can see why!!!

Team Dubiel of Washington, New Jersey with two from Texas most likely set a record while catching, at the same moment two eight pound plus flounder on minnows with a plain hook in the Margate Bay. Celebrating a family reunion became memorable in a way they never expected. In fact, since they caught the fish on the first drift and the first drop of the lines they were a little disturbed that the action slowed up immediately after. Amazingly, they did not recognize their feat as remarkable. the bait fish like silversides (spearing) and peanut bunker are maturing? Nope! Any smart big flounder would hang out and dine to build up some meat for the long swim. In the meantime, we dine on a few of them while they are here.



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We Got it MADE! Mark and Deborah Pelligrino The owners of MADE Chocolate and party of The Great News Happening at Tennessee in Atlantic City. Chocolate Is Now a Gourmet Guilty Pleasure.

Lifestyles Of The Rich and The Famous-Stella Williams pictured here during a business panel at The Carnegie Library in AC, is a lifestyle coach and consultant. She can help with every thing from developing a new professional look that is still edgy to helping you plan to make the most of a short or long vacation. She can be reached at


VENTNOR COFFEE -Here we see the lovely Christine Pagano the owner of Ventnor Coffee. Where you don't even have to be a CLOSER to enjoy their coffees, teas and baked goods. And she's enjoying Shore Local almost as much as we enjoy making it. All Hail The Queen! Indra Owens on The Mic at Story Slam for 48 Blocks AC! Ms. Owens is also one of the Queen minds behind the mentoring group Princess Inc. Teaching young ladies that both being business minded and classy are cool!

The Ref- Professional Boxing referee Al Huggins!

Designing Woman-The one and only Rachel Albanese tending shop at her T Shirt Showroom....Ventnor's DESIGN NATION.

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