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Ocean City AUGUST 2013

Shopping•Dining•Events•History and More in America’s Greatest Family Resort


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Nothing is Over!

UGUST is the Sunday of summer. I didn't come up with that saying but I quite like it. June is Friday because the weekend hasn't started yet – there's still some school left. July is Saturday and is packed with sun and fun with little thought of tomorrow. And August is like Sunday. It's still a great day (month?), but things are winding down and you need to think about school on Monday. But I really like August (and Sundays). The trees have pushed every ounce of energy into their leaves and the green factor is maxed out. The summer heat is also maxed and is a great excuse to get out of the garden and just relax for a bit. The end of the craziness is in sight for many local businesspeople who by now have affixed their "August

smiles" to their faces (the August smile is simply smiling through the near exhaustion caused by the summer crush). It's a bitter sweet time. Summer friends are heading to their winter homes. The carefree beach days are dwindling and my favorite time of the year - summer - is on the wane. But as John Belushi once said "Nothing is over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Heck no!" So go get you some, folks. Grab a fistful of summer and eat an entire plate of Mallon's sticky buns by yourself. Ride the Carousel until you're dizzy. Stay in the ocean until your hands wrinkle and turn white and start to hurt. Do not go easy into that good night. Or into that chillier autumn.

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From the Ad Man's Desk 3 Photo Caption Contest 3 In the Kitchen 5 Food Wars 7 Shore Eats 8 Down Home 10 The Dining Guide 14 Famished Foodie 16 Snapshots 18, 20, 24 Local Ocean 19 Six Questions 21 Events Calendar 22 It’s History 25 Stars of the Shore 26 Ocean City Style 29 The Look 29 Stef’s Must Haves 30 The Shopping Guide 32 In the Biz 34 Trends 36 Guts and Glory 37 Artist of the Month 38 Now How 40 31 Ways, 31 Days 42 Catchin' Up With 45 Testing the Rides 46 Making Music 47 Olive and Bean 49 OC Beach Guide 50 Books by the Beach 51 Activities Guide 51 Word Search 52 Activity Zone 55 Ocean’s Eleven 58 Pets for Adoption 59 Real Tours 60 Health and Beauty 61 Home and Garden 63 Accommodations Guide 65 Last Shot 66

NOW BOARDING Brywn and Avery Hines, synchronized in style, make sibling memories that will last a lifetime. Photo by Taylor Canavan

Contents


Shore Eats Battle Fish Tacos 7 / Goin' Cronuts 8 / Dining Guide 10 / Port O Call Kids 12

SURF'S UP

Chef Mike Carmody and his family, wife Deb and son Mike, show us one of the yummy breakfast creations served up at OC Surf Café.

IN THE KITCHEN Mike Carmody from OC Surf Café

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ALWAYS enjoy the chance to chat with Chef Mike Carmody. I met Mike many years ago when he was executive chef at Greate Bay Country Club and I was there reporting on a golf event for the Bill Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund. The Kelly Fund – Bill Kelly was a young man killed in the 9/11 attacks and he was also a friend of Mike’s – is a scholarship fund for students who demonstrate a financial need and “exceptional kindness and generosity of spirit.” I wasn’t surprised to find Mike involved with this organization because he’s a truly genuine man; he’s a nice guy, easy to talk to, a good community member and he’s passionate about his work. Last time we talked we spent 20 minutes talking about the wildlife he sees in his Ocean City neighborhood when he drives to work in the wee morning hours. I just thought that was cool. Mike got a new gig now: he’s running his own show at the OC Surf Café on Eighth Street between Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Avenue. He told me he always wanted to do his own

thing and now he’s got the chance. The Surf Café was one of the many businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy, but like almost every other business in town it’s open and operating better than ever. Drop in and see Mike. I guarantee you’ll like the food at his establishment. Mike is a talented chef who’s earned an excellent reputation in this area. He always produces great dishes, whether he’s making scrambled eggs or sirloin with béarnaise sauce. And if you get a chance to talk with the guy I can almost guarantee you’ll like him too. OC mag: So how did you wind up in this new venture? MC: I was (executive chef ) out at Greate Bay for a long time and I had no intention of leaving there. But the girl who used to run the Surf Café, Debbie, was moving on and the opportunity presented itself to me. All chefs want their own restaurant so the first thing I did was talk with my wife Deb and my son Mike who’s in school in Philadelphia. If they weren’t onboard, I wouldn’t

have done it. But Mike was really excited about it. And Deb and I worked in this business for a lot of years before she became a teacher. So we decided to do it. It was a lot of hard work getting it back online. We had to start from scratch, but it’s nothing we can’t handle. It’s a great opportunity. OC mag: So how’s it going so far? MC: So far so good. I didn’t have a lot of reference points as far as previous business numbers from past years, but I was the chef at the Surf City Hotel in LBI for many years so I’m familiar with the seasonal business. I know it’s all about the summer season, but I’m going to stay open year round. Plus we do catering so I’m always working. OC mag: Anything new on the menu? MC: We’re doing dinners on Friday and Saturday now and as far as the menu I want to keep it reasonable. The lunch menu is “lunch and more” so we have fish tacos, quesadillas and more. Then we’re doing five to six dinner specials on the weekend. For dinner we’re doing different dishes

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In the Kitchen like shrimp scampi, baby back ribs, sirloin with béarnaise, Thai chili wings – stuff like that. And I’m keeping it reasonably priced. This is a family place. And of course there’s the breakfast menu and I’ll do the breakfast menu all day. Last week a family came in for dinner with their kids and the kids wanted pancakes. So I made them pancakes. You have to be accommodating. Some restaurants say “no changes, no substitutions,” but that’s not me. If I can do it, I’ll do it. OC mag: Give me your life story in one paragraph… MC: Wow, um, went to Upper Dublin High School in Pennsylvania, but I pretty much grew up in Ventnor since my grandparents had a house there. Started at restaurants in my teens. I’ve always been into art, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a commercial artist so I went to Johnson and Wales and became a chef. Interned at Disney World for a bit. I met my wife in Ocean City when we were working at The Flanders together. Then I started at the casinos when they opened in the '80s, settled in Ocean City and have been here ever since. How’s that? OC mag: Brilliant. The last time

we talked you were also involved with mentoring young chefs. Still doing that? MC: Yes, through the Professional Chef ’s Association of South Jersey. I’m very active with that group. We try to help young chefs by guiding them along. I have a couple guys from the program working with me now and I’m fortunate with that. We try to get them scholarships and direct them any way we can. OC mag: So what do you do away from the kitchen? MC: I love this area and I love to spend time with my family. I like to be on the beach or hanging out with friends. My brother comes down and spends time here – that’s great. There’s a lot to do around here. One of my passions is surfing so when I get the time I get out there. I’ve been here my whole life and I really enjoy it. It’s a great place to live. It never gets old. - Bill Godfrey

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Food Wars

Battle Fish Tacos JON & PATTY'S

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637 ASBURY AVENUE, (609) 399-3377

206 11TH STREET, (609) 399-2272

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I eat with my eyes! What can I say, I'm Italian. And right now my eyes are dancing with delight over Jon and Patty’s fish tacos. I should first let you know that I’m a fan of everything made at this little bistro on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. Their baked brie is scrumptious (my mouth is watering thinking about it), their desserts are heavenly (homemade chocolate peanut butter pie… mmm…) and everything they make is satisfying and delicious (you, however, can NOT eat the dishes) But back to the fish tacos. The tortilla is crispy soft (confused by that description? Go get one, you’ll understand) and because Jon and Patty use quality ingredients, the entire taco is utterly amazing. The fish is flaky and tender and yummy and there’s all kinds of other tasty stuff like a mango salsa and fresh veggies. I’d give you a more detailed description but I ate the tacos before I took any notes.

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Fish tacos are one of my favorite summer foods and one of my favorite places for this sensational summer treat is Red's Jersey Mex Café on 11th Street at Haven Avenue. Nothing says summer like a fish taco from Red's. All of Reds’ stuff is delicious, but when summer arrives I can live on his fish tacos. In my opinion the best way to enjoy them is after the beach before you get a shower. I love the beach and I’m in no hurry to shower after I leave. I love the sand that sticks to your body and the residual sea salt that dries on your skin all mixed together with the left over sunscreen… I just love that. So while I still have all that wonderful beachiness stuck to me I wander into Reds, order up that fish taco – it’s a soft tortilla with bright fresh veggies and expertly prepared fish – and gobble it down. Red’s fish tacos… feel the summer love.

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Shore Eats A TOUCH OF JAMAICA IN THE OC

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Diana Abroskina meets up with the owners of 701 Mosaic

HETHER you are new to Ocean City, or already made the island a vacation destination, there’s always a pleasure to discover new treats the local restaurateurs spoil us with. One of my latest discoveries was a couple of amazingly refreshing Jamaican drinks – ginger beer and hibiscus juice – offered by 701 Mosaic on

4th Street. Served in small souffle cups to new customers to introduce the flavor of the Caribbean drinks, ginger beer and hibiscus juice have become the most-wanted beverages in the restaurant. Because no other place has them! The idea to treat customers with something sweet is borrowed from New Orleans and NYC high-end restaurant tradition and is called lagniappe – a small gift, a little taste of something given to a customer at the time of purchase. Pamela Womble and Hilbert Allwood, the owners, made the juice tasting a part of signature

Diana and owner Pamela say cheers.

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service welcomed and loved by OC visitors. Both hibiscus juice and ginger beer are originally from Jamaica. Hilbert, who is from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, strictly follows the native recipes. In Jamaica, the drinks are served all year round. Though in the beginning, hibiscus juice was only made on Christmas. But due to its refreshing and sweet taste, it extended its existence past Christmas Day and became a popular drink. The main ingredient of hibiscus juice is dry sepals from hibiscus. Pamela and Hilbert get the sepals from NYC – the hub of the Caribbean food and traditions due to a large population. To make the juice is a day-long process. There are no juicers and blenders; everything is done by hand. First brewed, then strained and cooled, and only after seasoned and sweetened with brown sugar, hibiscus juice has a distinctive flavor absolutely worth trying. If hibiscus juice is more like a

sweet treat, ginger beer is a little bitter and sweet at the same time. In Jamaica, ginger hot tea is served when your stomach is upset. It is believed it improves the digesting system mechanism and soothes it. Ginger beer is a summer variation of the drink that is still able to maintain medicinal quality and be refreshing in hot weather. Why beer? Because it’s brewed and has a thicker substance than juice. My recommendation – drink ginger beer after your meal. It leaves a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth and makes your stomach feel lighter. Have you ever tried any of the Jamaican drinks? Probably not, unless you’ve been to Jamaica. At 701 Mosaic, owners Pamela and Albert give us a chance to experience the true Jamaican hibiscus juice and ginger beer flavors without leaving the island, right here, in Ocean City.

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Down Home GOIN' CRONUTS Stefanie Godfrey says "oui" to a morning with friends

CREPE ESCAPE Clockwise from top left: The ingredients speak for themselves – fresh farm eggs, freshly-picked thyme, brie, your favorite mushrooms. Kelly Tjoumakaris preps the mushrooms by destalking and slicing; Kiesha Bond preps the buckwheat batter. Deleaf the leaves of thyme. Saute the sliced mushrooms in butter; add a sprinkling of thyme. Whisk the buckwheat batter until thin; spoon in to heated frying pan. Flip when flippable. Add delicate pieces of brie and sauteed mushroom mixture and warm. Fold over and get ready for a delightful, savory experience you will already be planning to indulge in again. Photos by KB, KT, SG, CO.

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T STARTED a couple months ago... a whisper of a newfangled word... "cronut." And boom! The cronut craze of 2013 began. The cronut is a hybrid of a croissant and a donut that first popped up in NYC. It was something that I had to try as soon as the whisper hit my ear. My buddies Kiesha Bond, Kelly Tjoumakaris, and Candy Ochs gathered on a busy summer morning to make the cronut come to life. When the idea first hatched, we knew we'd need something savory to pair with what was bound to be seriously sweet confection. Kelly offered out a crepe, and viola(!), a date was born. Since we attempt to eat cleanly, and the cronut was our sin for the day, we decided

on a buckwheat crepe, instead of a traditional flour version. Buckwheat is a plant with grain-like seeds, though it is not related to wheat. It's a perfect alternative and makes a light, tasty crepe. After we assembled the crepe, filling it with mushrooms, fresh thyme, and thin slices of brie, we devoured them, one bite at a time, using communal plates since the crepes did not come out all at once. They were fresh, salty, and a perfect light bite. A supreme preamble to our flaky finale. Let's just say that not only were these easy to make, they created total silence in a room full of four women. As the first bites were taken off the forks, only hums of gratification were heard. Oui!

BUCKWHEAT CREPES WITH BRIE AND MUSHROOMS CREPE BATTER 1/2 cup buckwheat or all-purpose flour 2/3 cups milk 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon melted salted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt FILLING 1 tablespoon butter 8 ounces brie, thinly sliced Swiss brown mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, picked off the stem Salt and freshly ground black pepper Combine milk, eggs, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and flour in a blender; blend to combine (about 1 minute). Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Wipe skillet with a lightly greased paper towel. Add enough batter to thinly coat bottom of skillet, swirling pan while pouring (about 1/4 cup batter). Cook crepe until lightly golden, about 2 minutes; flip and cook 1 minute more. Transfer cooked crepe to a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining batter and stack crepes as they are cooked. While crepes cook, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a separate medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing and stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are cooked and they begin to release liquid, about 5 minutes. To assemble crepes, place a crepe on a warm skillet (over a low heat). Arrange brie slices on crepes, then top with mushrooms, let stand in the skillet for 1-2 minutes, until the brie is slightly melted and warmed through. Fold crepes. - Voraciousvander.com

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Down Home CRONUT HOUSE To left: Fried cronut ready to be filled and topped. Below: The final product has a caramel topping on the frosting topping. Just try not to indulge. We dare you.

SALTED CARAMEL CRONUTS INGREDIENTS 2 cups vegetable oil 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 snack-size container (4 oz.) vanilla pudding 2 tablespoons caramel sauce 1/4 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt 1/2 cup powdered sugar Milk Additional caramel sauce, if desired In deep fryer or 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat to 325째F. Separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Stack 2 rectangles on top of one another. Fold in half widthwise to make tall stack. Repeat with remaining 2 rectangles. To make 2 doughnuts, use 3-inch biscuit cutter (we used the top of a drinking glass) to cut 1 round from each stack; use 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut small hole in center of each round. Reroll remaining dough to cut third doughnut.

TIME TO MAKE THE CRONUTS Clockwise from top left: Candy Ochs makes the cronut "hole." After the frying, the cronuts get bisected; the pudding filling gets piped onto the bottom half of the cronut; the pudding filling is topped with caramel sauce. The cronut is reassembled and topped with frosting. Stefanie Godfrey mixes the frosting topping. The frying of the cronuts.

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Fry doughnuts in hot oil 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towels. Cool 5 minutes. Carefully split doughnuts in half. Place pudding in decorating bag fitted with tip, and pipe half of the pudding onto bottom half of each doughnut. Top each with some of the caramel sauce; sprinkle with salt. Cover each with top of doughnut. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough milk for spreading consistency. Spread on tops of doughnuts. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce. -receipe courtesy of Pillsbury


Shore Eats THE DINING GUIDE PIZZA/BREAD/ROLLS BENNIE’S BREAD AND ROLLS Magnificent bread, Italian pastries, cakes, and tomato pie. 1159 Asbury Avenue, 398-9450. See ad page 11. KIRK’S PIZZA This pizza place is always busy. We love the chicken cheesesteak with mushrooms and the white pizza. 44 Route 9, Marmora. 390-1845. See ad page 11. MANCO & MANCO PIZZA OC icon. Three locations on the Boards. 7th, 9th, and 12th Streets, 399-2548. See ad page 8. PREP’S PIZZERIA AND DAIRY BAR Great thin-crust. Sandwiches and salads too. Plus an ice cream bar! 1004 Boardwalk, 398-0636. Call for hours.

GLOBAL CUISINE/ SEAFOOD CINCO DE MAYO Awesome authentic Mexican food. B, L, D. Try the Chiles Rellenos. 1039 West Avenue, 399-0199. THE CLAM BAR Fresh seafood right on the bay. 910 Bay, Somers Point, 9278783. See ad page 6. COUSIN’S Varied and sophisticated menu. Outside dining, catering too. 104 Asbury, 399-9462. EMILY’S OCEAN ROOM High tea all summer long, breakfast and lunch year round. 11th & Boardwalk, 3985700. See ad page 51. HULA RESTAURANT AND SAUCE COMPANY Tasty Hawaiian cuisine. One of the best in town. 940 Boardwalk, 399-2400. See ad next page. JON & PATTY’S Healthy, creative bistro fare. 637 Asbury Avenue, 3993377. See ad page 7. LA FONTANA DEL MAR Daily specials, fresh seafood, antipasti. 1 S. Commonwealth, Strathmere, 263,7700. See ad page 9. LA FONTANA COAST Al Fresco dining in Sea Isle City. 5000 Landis, Sea Isle City, 486-6088. See ad page 9.

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THE PINK PARROT GRILLE Great ocean views, good food, kid friendly. 1510 Boardwalk, 399-8812. See ad page 17. RED’S JERSEY-MEX Superior Mexi/ Southwest food. Gluten-free menu. 11th and Haven, 399-2272. See ad page 7. TUCKAHOE INN Delicious dinners, Back Bay Cafe on outdoor deck with live music, Boat Bar. 1 Harbor Road and Route 9, Beesley's Point, 390-3322. See ad page 13. UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE Legendary breakfasts, lunches. 2112 Asbury, 40th and West, 398-7393. VOLTACO’S We think about eating here at least once a day. Not sure if that says more about us, or the amazing food. We’ll say the food. 957 West Avenue, 399-0753. See ad page 11. YIANNI’S CAFE Fresh, delicious and Greek-inspired. 841 Asbury & 1735 Simpson, 391-1113.

JOHNSON’S POPCORN Part of the original OC Trifecta. This corn is legend. This year try something other than the caramel. Or, in addition to. C’mon, we know you can’t resist the caramel. 1368 Boardwalk, (800) 842-2676.

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KB’S KETTLE KORN Sometimes you feel a little sweet, sometimes a little salty. Now you can be both. 600 Boardwalk, Wonderland Pier, 646-7069.

DEL’S OCEANSIDE GRILL Menu is time-tested and sure to please adults and kiddies alike. 934 Boardwalk, 399-3931.

OCEAN CITY COFFEE COMPANY The perfect cup of coffee. Fresh noshes too. 928 Boardwalk, 917 Asbury, 3995533. WARDS PASTRY Butter cookies and some delish sticky buns. 730 Asbury, 399-1260. See ad this page. WHO’S ON FIRST CAFE Scones, breads, delightful lunches and coffees. 100 Asbury, 399-0764. YOASIS The inside of this Downtown eatery looks as good as the froyo tastes. 838 Asbury, 525-2100. See ad this page.

CHATTERBOX RESTAURANT Legendary. Great burgers and shakes. 500 9th Street, 399-0113. See ad page 17.

FLIPPERS GRILL Outside at Port-OCall Hotel. Burgers, etc. 1510 Boardwalk, 399-8812. See ad page 17. JAY’S CRABSHACK Awesome crabcakes, kid friendly. 737 Asbury, 3994022. Year round. JILLY’S With an ice cream and a french fry factory you can’t go wrong. Ice cream, 1172 Boardwalk. Fries, 1034 Boardwalk. READY’S COFFEE SHOP Really good old school diner. 415 8th Street, 399-4418.

COFFEE/SWEETS AUNT BETTY’S ICE CREAM SHACK Seriously fresh ice cream. Even treats for your doggies. 2100 Asbury; 40th & West. 398-4001; 398-4005. BAKED PASTRY SHOP Our fave? The Coreo. It’s a supersized, superdelish hand-crafted Oreo. 32 Tuckahoe Rd, Marmora. 226-6859. CATHY’S 14TH STREET BAKERY Crazy good donuts and yummy cakes. 407 East 14th Street, 399-2253. CRAZY SUSAN’S COOKIES She’s crazy, but that’s good for us cookie lovers because her crazy means a rollercoaster for your tastebuds. 1345 West, 391-1919. FREAKY FRUIT It’s Halfway Healthy. 982 Boardwalk. GEORGE’S Fantastic breakfasts, even better macaroons. Ice cream too. 700 Boardwalk, 398-4444. JOHNNY B GOODE Waffles, ice cream, family entertainment. 14th and Asbury, 525-0646 & 34th and West, next to Hoy’s, 525-0648.

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Famished Foodie PORT-O-CALL KIDS DINING ROOM

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Al Dente heads to the circus in search of a peaceful meal

NE reason you may come to Ocean City is because it’s “A m e r i c a’s Greatest FAMILY Resort” and nothing beats the OC if you have little members in your family. So when I heard that the Pink Parrot Grille inside the Port-OCall Hotel had a special dining room just for kids, I knew we’d be making a trip there to dine. My wife, Apollonia and I love our children and we spend a great deal of time with them. But getting a few minutes to chat without the wee ones interrupting is a real treat. So when we walked into the kid’s room and the kids immediately made their way to the nearby TVs for some computer games, leaving us with a few minutes peace, we were ecstatic. The kids dining room is modest – it’s not like there are a dozen

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Xboxes setup with 100-inch monitors. But circus-theme wall decorations were adorable and the three game systems were enough to keep Michael and Sonny occupied while Apollonia and I stared into each other’s eyes (we also stared out the large picture windows that face the beach – the view from the Port-O-Call dining room is fantastic). The Port-O-Call often hosts community events throughout the year and I always look forward to attending anything there because I know the food will be good. So I was quite confident we’d have a lovely experience as we browsed the menu (the kids were already leaving us alone so we were off to a good start). The menu is American Grille fare – burgers, chicken tenders and such – which is quite appropriate and never disappoints. If you’re looking for haute cuisine in the

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kid’s dining room, you’re out of luck. But if you’re looking for a yummy meal with quality ingredients, the Port-O-Call is a great choice. I find the mark of a good restaurant is they do the simple things well and the Pink Parrot passes that test. First off, good coffee. We rolled in for lunch on our way to the beach and I like coffee any time of day, as long as it’s good coffee. Pink Parrot passed the coffee test. Kids occupied, good coffee served hot… lookin’ good so far Port-O-Call. Apollonia was in a carnivorous mood that day and opted for the BBQ pork sandwich. I was very happy with her choice because I knew she would only eat a bite or two and I could finish it like a good husband should. In typical fashion I ordered the crabcake sandwich. I admit I’m a creature of habit. There are times for new tastes and there are time to fall back on your

favorites. This was a favorites sort of meal. Sonny ordered the kids chicken fingers (which arrived in a really cool circus-themed box lunch) and Michael ordered the personal pizza. Let’s get right to the highlights. Not only was the crabcake itself good (nice texture, good amount of meat, tasty seasoning), but the roll was excellent. The roll is very important as you may know. Apollonia’s BBQ was soooo good with a surprisingly good BBQ sauce. A good BBQ sauce is the most important element and luckily this had a very nice taste that was well balanced and not overpowering. The taste of the pork was able to come through and I like that. Apollonia actually had three bites, but I still got the lion’s share. Unfortunately for me Michael and Sonny really liked the pizza and I was left with only a small


taste for research purposes. There was the opportunity for a tasteless pizza here, but as usual Port-OCall did not take that route and delivered a really nice pizza that danced on the tongue. And whatever they do with their chicken fingers I’d like to know. They come out so juicy, but crispy at the same time. The quality of the chicken was evident and I’m guessing they hand-batter them in house, but I don’t know for certain. Whatever they do I had to fight the boys to get a bite. Another thing I like is that when I walk into the Port-O-Call, whoever is at the desk greets me

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MARIE NATALE'S ARTIST RECEPTION – JULY 12

John, Sam and Lisa Florio

Christopher and Lynn Sullivan, Jack Devine and Connie Smedley

Don Smedley, Rosalyn Lifshin, Jack Devine, Jeffrey Barnes and Marian Talese

Paul Pickens and Marie Natale

Rosalyn Lifshin and Nancy Miller

Bill and Stef Godfrey

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Local Ocean Jim Laymon 21 / Events 22 / Vacation Guidebook 25 / Stars of Shore 26

BRING a good book to get lost at sea in. Megan recommends Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller. See what else Ocean City is reading below. SNACKS for the family are essential to making the beach day hassle-free. Make healthy choices this summer by packing fruit and naturally-sweetened drinks like Megan. EXTRA money on-hand for emergency purchases on the Boardwalk. Such as fudge.

SUNSCREEN is a must to protect skin. Megan makes it easy with spray sunscreen with a high SPF for longer playtime.

Elizabeth Nero Boca Raton, FL

ALWAYS bring your phone to snap pictures of another gorgeous day in Ocean City. Put it in a plastic bag to stop sand from getting in!

PACKING FOR THE BEACH can be a daunting task – once everyone’s all settled on the sand, you realize that you’ve forgotten the sunscreen, or the snacks, or the shovels… How are we supposed to remember it all?! Ocean City magazine caught up with Megan Farrell, Baltimore native and mother of six-year-old Ryleigh and three-year-old Nate, to find out the necessities for a sun-filled day on the Ocean City beaches. Thanks to Megan Farrell and her family, we’re ready to take on the beach this summer without leaving anything behind. Sun, sand, and surf – oh, and don’t forget the beach tags!

Pam Vanacek Margate, NJ

WE POLLED a handful of people on the beach in Ocean City to see what they were reading. Here is the list. Need a read? Head to Sun Rose Words and Music on Asbury. - Illustrations and lettering by Sarah Collins Kathy Sanders Long Island, NY

Rupal Patel Monmouth Junction, NJ

Kim Keenan Westfield, NJ

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FARMERS MARKET

Chrissy and Molly Brown

Danny and Jennifer Freeman from Big Bad Dad's Jams and Jellies

Gilda Doganiero with her fabulous biscotti

David McGettigan and Chase Lehman

Rebecca, Billy and Tucker Moffitt

Jan and Shannon Williams

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Six Questions JIM LAYMON Sam Florio sits down with the OC theatre aficiando

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Jim Laymon stands in line with some of his prized posessions from the Strand Theatre in Ocean City. These portraits were taken in black and white and airbrushed in color.

HE Strand Theatre we go to they were all lit from behind. They put Shirley It would have to be the old Hollywood photos. today looks similar from the Temple, Bing Crosby, whoever. People would When the Shriver's sold the place, they knew outside compared to 50+ years come in, and they would stop and gasp and try they were going to tear out the lobby and build ago, but the inside is an entirely to name all of the movie stars. Then they would Rita’s and all of that. I asked the owner Mrs. new world. I took a trip down walk into the auditorium, and as soon as they Shilling if I could have a few things, and she said memory lane with OC movie theater enthusiast, walked in the door and saw the theater with its yes. They are essentially black and white photos Jim Laymon. His detailed descriptions and 1,450 seats, they would gasp at that. that are then airbrushed in color. Those are my amazing stories gave me the best prized possessions. I’ve never vision of the old theater that I could It was just the magic, the darkness, where you seen anything like it anywhere. ever ask for. Have you discovered anything could be transported to another time. When did you start coming to OC? since the renovations? My older brother had a job as a Just recently I was over there. projectionist at the movie theaters, They were ripping things apart and he got that job in high school. When I was You have quite a collection of Strand Theatre getting ready for this year. They had already 15, I got a job as a projectionist in the movie memorabilia. When did you start collecting all of opened this projection room up to expand it but these things? theaters on the Boardwalk, too. this back wall was still there. This big electrical What made you fall in love with the movie I had been there for a while and developed an panel had been removed because they didn’t interest in this, and the history of it was cool. need it anymore, and behind it someone had theaters? It was just the magic, the darkness, where you There were much older people than me who carved their name in the wet cement in 1938. could be transported to another time. You could were working there who had memories from It said, “I’m here – Fred July, 1938.” Well, watch the movie on the big screen because we during WWII and earlier. I started asking them when I was 20 or so at another theater I met didn’t have big screen TVs then. It was a lot of questions and I really pestered them. I think I a projectionist who said “Oh, I worked at the even videotaped a couple of them and I wrote Strand when it opened,’” and he was an old, old fun. down facts that they told me. It got to be more man; reminded me of the guy in the movie Up. Did you like the Strand Theatre best? Yes. You would walk into a huge lobby and and more interesting the more I dug into it. His name was Fred Rest, and it was him, I’m along the walls of the lobby, there would be What is your most prized possession from your sure. this row of Hollywood movie star portraits and collection?

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August events 1 MARKET DAYS- EVERY THURSDAY 10am-1pm on Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, face painters, balloon sculptors and more. 1 SUMMER PUPPET SHOW Presented by Greater OC Theatre Company. It gives 3rd - 8th graders the chance to work with artist Peggy Fotusky while they imagine and create their own puppets. 10:30am at Moorlyn Family Theatre at Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Tickets are $10. For tickets and info, visit www. moorlynfamilytheatre.org.

5 Marshall Tucker Band 7:30pm at the Music Pier. The Marshall Tucker band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country and gospel has won them platinum and gold albums. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. 6 PAMPER SCAMPER 9:30am at 6th Street Beach. Annual baby crawling race with 9am registration and 9:30am start at the 6th Street Beach. For babies up to 15 months. For more info, call (609) 525-9300.

1 INN TO INN TOURS EVERY THURSDAY Take a tour of Ocean City Inns, Thursdays from 2-4pm with pick-up at 7th & Central Avenue.

6 FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS EVERY TUESDAY From 10am-1pm on Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.

1 SOUNDS OF SUMMER With the Masterworks Choir, 7:30pm at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 8th & Central Avenue. Enjoy a program of sacred choruses, folk songs & show music. For info, call (609) 399-2988.

6 MUMMERS NIGHT- EVERY TUESDAY Strutting 7-9pm on the Boardwalk from 6th-14th Streets.

1 FAMILY NIGHTS-EVERY THURSDAY Entertainment on the Boardwalk 7:30-9:30pm between 6th and 14th Streets. 2-4 Annual Boardwalk Art Show Leading artists from throughout the East Coast exhibit and sell their work. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. 4 DIANE BISH CONCERT TV organist on “The Joy of Music” at OC Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue at 7pm. 4 THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA BRASS IN CONCERT Sponsored by Friends of the Ocean City Pops. 8pm at the Music Pier. Principal horn, trumpet and trombone players Jennifer Montone, David Bilger & Nitzan Haroz in a concert of solo works and ensemble playing. Tickets $20/$12. 5 ‘ÜBERBOY Presented by Greater OC Theatre Company. He can not fly and does not have x-ray vision but Robert is determined to be the best superhero of all – Überboy! 10:30am at the Ocean City Music Pier located at Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. All tickets $10. For tickets and info, call (609) 5259248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

6 OCEAN CITY POPS CELEBRATE LATIN NITE 8pm at the Music Pier. Pianist Erikson Rojas plays Cuban Rhapsody by Lecuona and also featuring Mexican baritone Luis Ledesma. Tickets are $15/$10. 7 HERMIT CRAB RACES Watch some of the fastest crabs compete for the King of Klutz Plaque immediately following Miss Crustacean at the 6th Street Beach. For more info, call (609) 525-9300. 7 FARMERS MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY Tabernacle grounds every Wednesday and crafters in fire house parking lot on 6th Street. 8am - 1pm. 7 LIVE SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES EVERY SUNDAY Presented by Michael Pedicin and Somers Point Jazz Society at OC Library at 2pm. For more info, call Karen G. Mahar at (609) 399-2434 x5238. 7 SAND-SCULPTING CONTEST 9am at 6th Street Beach. For more info, call (609) 525-9300. 7 MISS CRUSTACEAN HERMIT CRAB BEAUTY PAGEANT The original beauty contest for crustaceans.

Winner receives the Cucumber Rind Cup and gets to walk down a flowery runway. 1pm at 6th Street Beach. For more info, call (609) 525-9300. 7 OCEAN CITY POPS TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH 8pm at Ocean City Music Pier With Juilliard pianist Joseph Mohan and vocalist Jody Kidwell. As a composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award and wrote music for A Chorus Line. 8 104th ANNUAL BABY PARADE One of the oldest baby parades in the country will be on the Boardwalk, 6th-12th Streets, beginning at 5pm. For more info, call (609) 525-9300. 8 TWINS CONTEST Prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Registration begins at 6pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more info, call (609) 525-9300. 9 & 10 BIG BAD The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a classaction lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. Now, the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother will clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. August 9 at 7:30pm and August 10 at 10:30am at Moorlyn Family Theatre, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. All tickets $10. For tickets and info, visit www. moorlynfamilytheatre.org 10 MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT The Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more info, visit www.ocexchangeclub.org. 10 38TH ANNUAL BOYS AND GIRLS SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT 9am-12pm at North End Beach adjacent to the OC/Longport Bridge. Registration from 9-10am in the Longport Bridge parking lot. Fishing from 10am-12pm. Parental supervision required. Age groups: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16. Sponsored by the OC Fishing Club and the OC Recreation Department. For more info, call (609) 398-0534. Rain date is August 17. 11 CHARACTER NIGHTS Characters will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier at 6pm, parade will follow at 6:30pm. Also on Sunday, August 18 and 25.


11 ARTIST RECEPTION 12-3pm at Accent Gallery. Meet artists Wanda Kline and Linda Dubin Garfield and view their art in show entitled Color in Abundance.

is a pop music group sensation from the 1960s inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002. Tickets $30 on sale through TicketMaster (800) 745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

11 ALLISON SPEER CONCERT Free admission to country music recording artist and down-home story teller. 7pm at Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue.

20 OCEAN CITY POPS GERSHWIN AND ALL THAT JAZZ! 8pm at the Music Pier. Best of George Gershwin featuring Porgy & Bess in concert version with soloists Robin Wilson, Lourin Platt and the Mary Queen Singers plus Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band. Tickets $20/$12.

11 OCEAN CITY POPS AUDIENCE CHOICE! 8pm at the Music Pier. The Pops features Todd Thomas and Colleen Daly, plus violinist Robyn Bollinger. Vote for your favorite musical selections. Submit online at www.oceancitypops.org or call office at (609) 525-9248, ext 13. Submit favorite requests at least one week in advance. Tickets $15. 12 RUSTED ROOT 7:30pm at the Music Pier. Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences. Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums worldwide. Tickets $30 on sale through TicketMaster (800) 745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com. 13 SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE 2-4pm at the OC Library. Also on Saturday, August 27. 17 ESA SURF CONTEST Registration begins 7am, first heat in the water 8am at 7th Street Beach. Sign-up on the beach the morning of the contest. No Wave Date is August 24. For more info, call (609) 884-5277 or visit www.snjsurfesa.org. 18 RON MATTHEWS & GARY MATTHEWS CONCERT Voice, trumpets, and guest choir. 7pm at Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue. 18 GUTS & GLORY 5K Register at http://online.ccfa.org/gutsandglory. For more info, call Dawn Halsey at (215) 3969100, ext. 2. Proceeds go to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. 18 OCEAN CITY POPS BRING IN THE DIVAS 8pm at the Music Pier. Singer Helen Welch celebrates the music of the First Ladies of Song: Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Peggy Lee and more. Tickets $20/$12. 19 JAY & THE AMERICANS 7:30pm at the Music Pier. Jay and the Americans

21 & 22 ‘INTO THE WOODS JR.’ The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer a fairy tale where all favorite characters – Cinderella, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch – meet and interact on journeys through the woods. Presented by the Greater OC Theatre Company’s Jr. Company. August 21 at 7:30pm, August 22 at 10:30am at Moorlyn Family Theatre, located at Moorlyn Terrace & the Boardwalk. Tickets $10. For tickets and info, visit www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org. 21 OCEAN CITY POPS BOOMER SUMMER-SOUNDS OF THE '60s 8pm at Ocean City Music Pier. Sounds of the 60s with Larry Larson, trumpet, Dominic Inferrera, vocalist and Dave Martin, arranger/conductor. Tickets $15/$10.

with vibrant sound and stage energy. Presented by Friends of the OC Pops. Tickets $15/$10. 28 SPOTLIGHT PERFORMERS SHOWCASE High school youth from the Greater OC Theatre Company’s Student Programs will take the stage in a cabaret of Broadway favorites and will feature OCTC’s Show Choir, The Spotlight Performers. August 28 at 7:30pm and August 29 at 10:30am at Moorlyn Family Theatre, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Tickets $10. For tickets and info, visit www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org. 28 OCEAN CITY POPS -THE DUPREES AND THE POPS! 8pm at the Music Pier. The Duprees are known for their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever. Tickets $20/$12. 30 KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP COMPETITION Four years ago, OC initiated the Mrs. Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop. The event is at 11am on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, by falling dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sand. Registrations begins 10:30am at the 9th Street Beach. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded. For more info, call (609) 525-9300.

23 ‘GREASE’ THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Presented by the Greater OC Theatre Company’s Jr. Company. August 23 at 7:30pm, August 24 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the OC Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrance & Boardwalk. $15 Orchestra $13 Solarium. For tickets and info, call (609) 5259248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. 24 MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK – INTERNATIONAL CLAM DRAIN FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD A clam shell pitching contest, featuring new durable shell that is reviving the unique South Jersey Shore tradition. Competition on the beach between 5th & 6th Streets. Sign-ups from 12-2pm and game start at 3pm. Entry fee $10, proceeds benefit Ocean City Theatre Co. Participants use their own Clam Drain sets or loaners provided. For more info, visit www.clamdrain.com. 25 ZEMER LEVAV CONCERT Messianic Israeli Music & Dance, 7pm at Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue. 25 FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN CITY POPS KEYSTONE STATE BOYCHOIR 8pm at the Music Pier. The only choir to have sung on all seven continents returns to the Music Pier

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ON THE BEACHES

Diana Sioutis and Shae Murphy

Katie Matsen and Aubrey Gillman

Keegan, Delaney and Paula Vilushis

Matt Ruth and Jim O'Neill

Sandy, Caleb, Kaylee and Jenna Coleman

Finn and Salem Godfrey

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It’s History OH WHAT A YEAR... THE 1963 VACATION GUIDEBOOK Fred Miller on Days Gone By VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED Left: The1963 Vacation Guide was 76-pages of information about America’s Greatest Family Resort. Below, top to bottom: The Hotel Scarborough advertised: Newly and moderately furnished sixty-room hotel, located in the center of all activity. All rooms with private baths. Near bathing beach, Boardwalk and concert hall.” A popular spot for thousands during the warm summer days and evenings was the Flanders Hotel swimming pools, 11th Street and the Boardwalk. There were three pools, suitable for swimmers of all sizes. The Coral Sands Motel, corner of 9th Street and Atlantic Avenue, had a glittering new cafeteria and dining room.

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EADING the Ocean City 1963 Vacation Guide is like opening a time-capsule and seeing what life was like in America’s Greatest Family Resort a half century ago. While some things have changed in Ocean City, many things have not. Most of the places in the following pictures are still here; see if you can tell which no longer exist and which have changed. The Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Avenue, has a plethora of vacation guidebooks available to view.

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Stars of the Shore DREW FASY

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T WAS the tale of two islands. That’s how OCNJ C.A.R.E. co–chair and New Jersey Realty owner Drew Fasy described Ocean City the day after Superstorm Sandy blew through. “I went down to 52nd and West, turned down to the beach and it was striking. The beach was gone, the dunes were gone and all that sand was in the road. I’ll never forget it,” said Drew. “Then at my beach, 32nd Street, the bike rack I placed there at the beginning of the summer hadn’t budged. The sand the City had piled up to stop the storm surge hadn’t been touched, the dunes hadn’t been touched. In 20 blocks, you had the tale of two cities.” But there is a happy ending to this tale, thanks to scores of OCNJ C.A.R.E. volunteers, and the dedicated efforts of the city, Ocean City is open for business and has been ready for its vacationers since Memorial Day. “Here we are eight months later, and now there’s a beautiful wide beach. The City did a remarkable job,” said Drew. Drew’s Sandy tale began on Tuesday, the day after the storm. He drove by himself from a hotel in Mt. Laurel where he and his wife Kirsten and son Aidan had gone to evacuate the island. But it was on Wednesday when a fateful comment changed his life for the next several months, and quite possibly, forever. “I stopped at Manco and Manco in Somers Point and bought pizzas. I have friends who are police and firefighters – they had been on duty for four or five days straight, so I dropped some off at the Police Station and Fire Station and I was headed over to Public Works when I saw Mike Dattilo outside of City Hall and pulled over and handed him a slice. I said, ‘if you need any help, if you need any volunteers, let me know.’ A very naïve statement,” said Drew. Naïve only in scope. “I said I could gather a group of volunteers thinking we’d clean out a senior citizen’s garage or a playground,” said Drew. “That afternoon (Wednesday) the Mayor’s office called me and asked me to come in for a meeting the next morning with Mayor Gillian.” Drew credits the Mayor and city for being proactive in the face of a major trauma. “I give the Mayor and the City administration a lot of credit for understanding

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the issues in town and understanding the extent of what people were facing. The City had to take care of the city. Their resources were going to getting power back on, cleaning up the streets, making roads passable, cleaning up city buildings. That’s where they had to put their energy. While they wanted to help, and did to a tremendous way, they knew they couldn’t help residents with their personal needs. So I give them a lot of credit for understanding and mobilizing as quick as they did,” said Drew. On Thursday, three days after the storm, Drew sat in an 11am meeting with Mike Dattilo, the business administrator for the city, Jim Mallon, the director of community services, Laurie Howey, the city’s communications manager, and Mayor Gillian. “That’s when they asked me to volunteer, but in reality, they had already made the decision that they wanted me to do this,” said Drew. It’s due to his hard work ethic and organizational skills that Drew was fated to be in this role. After that meeting, he immediately broke the island into wards (like the political system) and began to organize. “After I got the charge, I started putting together an organizational chart and started filling in names. With the help of the Mayor and Mike Dattilo, I was trying to fill the spots to bring in people from lots of different geographic areas and different community groups,” said Drew. “We wanted to represent as much of our community as possible.” The representative from the ecumenical council was Pastor Brian Roberts, from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. He became Drew’s co–chair for OCNJ C.A.R.E. “I can’t say enough about Pastor Brian as a human being. I’m not sure where we’d be without him in a lot of ways,” explained Drew. “He and I co–chaired the organization and we brought different things to the table. Pastor Brian is one of the smartest, thoughtful and caring individuals I’ve ever met. Especially early on in what we called the triage state, at times, I used a heavy hand as opposed to a soft touch, because things had to get done and we couldn’t waste time. Pastor Brian would be there to smooth things over and bring people together.” And there were a lot of people to bring together. By Friday, a larger meeting was called for everyone who wanted to volunteer. On Saturday, the first hot meals were being served. By the following week, the needs and volunteers had hit a fever pitch. “I describe the first couple of weeks as standing on a train platform, waiting for a train, when an express train comes and you hear it coming and it gets louder and louder and as it’s rushing by the noise and the energy is deafening. That’s how the

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knowledge and understanding of what happened came upon me,” said Drew. According to Drew, the charge of OCNJ C.A.R.E. was providing food, clothing, and shelter for Ocean City businesses and residents. There were two groups for food: One was feeding hot meals, one was for groceries, dry goods and cleaning supplies. As if this wasn’t a monumental task on its own, the Ecumenical Council’s Food Pantry was washed out in the storm. Mayor Gillian moved them over to the Civic Center at 6th Street. “They went from a mom and pop grocery to a Walmart in a couple of days. We set that up as a relief center for people to get groceries, cleaning supplies, down the road clothing, further down the road toys for Christmas,” said Drew. In addition to the food, shelter, and clothing committees was the volunteer committee. “To manage the volunteers was a huge piece of the puzzle,” said Drew. “Sarah Lee took over the volunteer portion which was massive and probably the keystone of the whole project. We had to identify our needs early on and we didn’t know where people were, what they needed. Almost immediately we had hundreds if not thousands of volunteers or offers to volunteer. We began serving meals that Saturday night at the Senior Center. That next Friday we ended up combing the streets. We put four or five hundred volunteers in groups organized by the Fire Department to walk the streets and knock door-todoor to find out what people needed. We ran it out of the Tabernacle; they were a tremendous resource.” One of these door to door visits found a senior woman locked up in her attic. She had climbed up there during the storm and was afraid to come down. It’s these tougher cases that still silence Drew as he shares them months later. At one point in the first few weeks, Drew was fielding over 100 calls a day and answering several hundred emails. And that train kept speeding by, windows flashing, sound deafening. “The following week after the storm there was so much going on. The inner core group: myself, Joe Ney, Sarah, Karin Gleason and Brian, our mantra was, we can’t miss anybody,” said Drew. And they tried extremely hard to meet that goal. “I got a call from my friend Julie Baumgardner," said Drew. She said, 'A woman at 31st and West, a senior has only two outlets working, so she has power cords running all over the house, I don’t know what to do.’ So I’d get that in the hands of someone who could check on her.” Another call was from Councilman Antwan McClellan. He had a family of four in his ward with nowhere to go. They were sleeping on wet beds.

Drew also got calls from people who wanted to help. People from all over the country – North Carolina, California, Georgia, Chicago, IL. Truckloads of Clorox bleach, 500 boxed lunches from Dietz and Watson, a food truck from Campbell's Soup. As if the universe was pointing its finger at these needs and wants, somehow it worked out. “For every problem there seemed to be an answer,” said Drew. “Kathy Taylor, (the superintendent of schools) called me and said our kids aren’t eating because they don’t have electric and we want to feed them. Do we have money to feed them? With that call, I called Dave Allegretto; the chairperson for the Ocean City Education Foundation.The foundation wrote a check for $14,000 to feed every kid in the school district for a week.” During the second week a teacher called Drew at 7:30pm telling him she went to check on a couple students and found one family living with no furniture and another with only two pairs of shoes between them. According to Drew, that’s a 911 call. “I went out that night and knocked on the doors; sure enough, both families were struggling and were very proud – didn’t want to ask for help.," said Drew. "That day I had a settlement. The next day the agent called me and said the people who just bought the house decided to get rid of the furniture and did I know anyone who needed it(!) I got my brother and his van and we start loading it up. As were doing this, Michele Gillian called me and I told her what we were doing and about the family that needed clothes. I heard her gasp, 'How many people? What are the sizes?' I gave her the sizes and we loaded up the van. On the way to the house, we stop at my house and my wife says, ‘Someone left a bag of clothes on our front porch.’ I said, ‘I need clothes.' The clothes fit the two children perfectly. Shoes, pants, sweaters, jackets. I throw them into the van. I talked to Dave Allegretto that day, too, and he said someone just dropped two bags of coats at his office. So I went and picked them up. We went to the first family’s house and dropped off a table and chairs and some groceries. As we are pulling up to the second house, up pulls Jay and Michele Gillian with eight bags of clothes from B&B. This is 8–8:30pm.” "Jay Gillian was the right guy, in the right place at the right time. I don’t know him personally, but him and his wife were the right people to lead. They did a great job of managing the city resources, but on a personal level, they were extremely generous and compassionate. On a daily basis, Jay Gillian’s mantra was ‘whatever you need.’ He supported OCNJ C.A.R.E. 100 percent – whatever we needed. He made sure the people of this community were taken care of. - Stefanie Godfrey


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BACK IN THE DAY Left top and bottom: The Sandaway, on the corner of 8th Street and Ocean Avenue, was a friendly, moderately priced hotel. The most important asset of Ocean City is that incomparable combination – beach and boardwalk. Right, top and bottom: The back cover bragged, “All roads lead to America’s Greatest Family Resort: Ocean City, New Jersey.” The Music Pier, located on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, was the home of the free nightly concerts conducted during the summer season. It was also the scene of special events throughout the year.

PAST PRESENT Clockwise from left: The Seaspray Motel, 34th Street and Bay Avenue, was Ocean City’s largest and finest motel. The Ocean Court Apartments on the corner of 3rd Street and Ocean Avenue was an apartment resort, the only one of its kind in Ocean City. They advertised the most convenient and complete facilities at surprisingly moderate rates. The Hotel Fountainview, 811 Atlantic Avenue, advertised it had the “Best location in Ocean City.” The 18 hole, par 71 golf course of the Ocean City-Somers Point Golf Club was available to Ocean City guests. One of the favorite spots for the children on the Boardwalk was the Kiddie Rides.

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ne summer morning, I looked out of the window. Another overcast day. The third one in a row. A rainy day does ruin a sunbathing routine. But it also gives us a chance to get fully devoted to picking a perfect outfit for a dinner out with family, or a late night Boardwalk stroll with friends. I spent my misty day checking out the local stores in search for a hot-summer-inspired pieces that one could wear once the sun comes out. My craving for sun rays and freshness of the ocean breeze brought me to The Islander, a tropical paradise for a true fashionista. Located in the heart of the Boardwalk between the 9th and 10th Streets, The Islander stores a rich collection of unique designs: from handcrafted metal-leather-bead jewelry to colorful cute dresses and vintage-looking handbags. So if you are in search of one-of-a-kind things, it would be a perfect place that would satisfy the needs of the pickiest clothing critic on the island. Each piece you’ll see at The Islander has its own story. A sophisticated and at the same time playful look can be put together for less than $60 for a dress and $40 for a top – a great deal and the “just right” fit for this summer season.

A breezy white chiffon skirt with a tie-die light-turquoise bottom caught my eye the minute I got into the store on that rainy day. It’s light and ocean-colored, and it will be easy to mix and match it with any bold tank tops or cropped shirts. Besides, wearing white contrasts your beach tan, which you’ll definitely want to show off on warm summer nights. My choice for a perfect match for the skirt is a striped loose-shaped top with a neon yellow outline. Either tucked in the skirt or let out, the top adds a unique flair to the look: very relaxed, yet dressy. Do I like handbags is summer? My answer would be, not really. The less stuff I have on, the better. That said, you do need somewhere to store your stuff, so I would go for a mini crossshoulder purse, that is easy to carry around and will fit all the necessities. The warm yellow-neonish-mustard color warms up the chillness of the skirt creating the sun and ocean inspired vacation look. Even though it drizzles outside sometimes, there’s always something to do to color the day at the shore. And shopping for cute outfits you can wear once the sun comes out might be one of the best things. -Diana Abroskina www.heelingalong.blogspot.com.

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Shopping THE SHOPPING GUIDE DOWNTOWN SHOP OCEAN CITY! OC’s Downtown is ready for you! Shop. Dine. Relax. See ad page 38.

ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES THE GINGHAM WHALE 636 Asbury, 391-0996.

APPAREL/SHOES ALYSE’S SHOES 951 Asbury, 3918859. FLYING CARP CLOTHING GALLERY Comfort, quality, timeless design. 745 Asbury, 391-1546. See ad page 37. GABRIELLE & CO. 715 Asbury, 3991008. See ad page 34. LA BOTTINE BOUTIQUE Stylish shoes, accessories, jewelry, home accents. 1033 Asbury, 399-6400. See ad page 31. COULD BE YOURS 716 Asbury, 703-4457. COLETTE 900 Asbury, 525-0911. DONNA GAY DILLON BOUTIQUE 725 Asbury, 399-0082. PAPPAGALLO 744 Asbury, 398-4009.

ART GALLERIES ACCENT GALLERY 956 Asbury, 3983577. See ad page 35. FINE ARTS LEAGUE 608 Asbury, 814-0308.

BEAUTY SALON LINDSY JAMES SALON 945 Asbury, 525-9900.

BOOKS/CDS/OFFICE SUN ROSE WORDS & MUSIC Books, music, CDs, office supplies. 756 Asbury, 399-9190. See ad page 62.

DEPARTMENT STORES B&B DEPARTMENT STORE New styles, new look. Check out the home accessories. 827 Asbury, 391-0046.

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FLORIST SPINNING WHEEL FLORIST 858 Asbury, 398-1157.

GALLERY STAINTON’S GALLERY OF SHOPS 810 Asbury, 545-8681.

HOME GOODS/JEWELRY ARTISANS ALCOVE Estate jewelry, diamonds, vintage timepieces. 714 Asbury, 399-2050. THE BUTTERFLY BOUTIQUE 1119 Asbury, 391-0812. P. FRANCIS Heirloom-quality gifts and more. Mariposa. 733 Asbury, 3995570. See ad page 31. IRELAND IMPORTS 711 Asbury, 398-1948. POTOMAC BEAD COMPANY 910 Asbury, 399-4400.

SPORTS/ATHLETIC WEAR HARBOR OUTFITTERS 625 Asbury, 938-0175. SNEAKER SHOP 846 Asbury, 3915223.

SWEETS AND TREATS RAUHAUSER’S Handcrafted chocaltes such as Chocolate Covered Caramel Filled Pretzels. 721 Asbury, 399-1465. LAURA’S FUDGE 935 Asbury, 3990616. CAKE STUDIO A master cake craftsman. 1046 Asbury, 231-1851.

THINGS TO DO GLAZED OVER Paint pottery, create mosaics. 854 Asbury, 398-8880. See ad page 55. KIDZ CREATIONS 811 Asbury, 399-9922.

VARIETY/BEACH ITEMS HOY’S 5 & 10 7th & Asbury, 398HOYS.

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ISLAND BEACH GEAR Stop by on your way to the beach! 9th & Bay, 7883836. See ad page 33. CLAM DRAIN Play the game that’s sweeping the beach in OC. Clam shell pitching! See ad page 33.

BOARDWALK APPAREL THE SPOT BY JILLY’S Style, attitude, vintage tees, sunglasses and great brands. 762 and 1066 Boardwalk, 385-1234. JILLY’S T-SHIRT FACTORY Get your Phillies at Jilly’s and lots more. 936 and 1048 Boardwalk, 385-1234.

HOME GOODS/JEWELRY HENRY’S OC’s Landmark Jeweler. 1236 Boardwalk, (800) 214-4435. See ad page 35.

RENTALS SURF BUGGY CENTERS Two locations; 8th & 12th Streets at the Boardwalk. Cribs, strollers, TVs, coolers, bikes. 976-5679.

SURF SHOP/SUNGLASSES BY THE SEA SURF SHOP Sun, Sand, Surf. Private and semi-private surf lessons. 850 Boardwalk, 398-0159. SUNGLASS MENAGERIE Sunglasses for every budget. 1124 Boardwalk, 3918000.

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FUDGE KITCHEN Candy that melts in your mouth. 800 Boardwalk. 3987457. See ad page 36. SHRIVER’S SALT WATER TAFFY Ocean City icon. Taffy, fudge, candy. 9th and Boardwalk, 399-0100. See ad page 34. SHRIVER’S GELATO Only gelato store on Boards. Good stuff. 9th and Boardwalk, 399-0100. See ad page 34. JOHNSON’S POPCORN An OC classic. A great gift too. 1368 Boardwalk, (800) 842-2676.

VARIETY/BEACH ITEMS JILLY’S $1 STORE One dollar! 1044 Boardwalk, 399-1234. PESSANO’S VARIETY STORES Everything you need is here. Really. Two locations, 3rd and Atlantic; 11th and Boardwalk, 399-1889.

BAY/WEST AVENUE BIKES TUCKAHOE BIKE SHOP Sales, service and rentals. Nice guys too. 1214 West Avenue, 398-9700. RELAX CONCIERGE Rent linens, and more online. Store front too. 1213 West, 601-5077. See ad page 60.

SWEETS AND TREATS MALLON’S HOMEMADE STICKY BUNS These buns are part of the OC legendary eats group. Donuts and others sweets too. 1430 Bay, 410 55th, 3995531, 399-7220. See ad page 17.

ON THE WAY TO OC SPORTS TACKLEDIRECT The finest in premium fishing tackle and value. 6825 Tilton Road, EHT, (609) 788-3819. TUCKAHOE BIKE SHOP Modern bikes, Old-fashioned service. 2151 Route 50, Tuckahoe, 628-0101.

HOME DESIGN/DECOR SHUTTERS TO SHADES Interior design, window treatments, area rugs. 2300 Rt 9, Ocean View, 967-5800. See ad page 30.

GARDEN CENTER VAUGHAN’S FARM & GARDEN Jersey produce, flowers, barbecue hq. 312 Roosevelt Blvd., 390-1864.

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In the Biz STACEY DAVIS

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Sam Florio gets the dirt on the Rusty Acres Farm owner I took a look around the farm: large plots of land filled with herbs and vegetables, roosters crowing in the background, a horse, a green house, tractors and three kids. I had to ask, “How did all of this start in the first place?” “I guess it’s just something I have always wanted to do. It’s my passion.” I took a look at her muddied shirt, my dirty feet and sandals, swatted away at some bugs and tried not to look afraid of the many bees that surrounded us. This is not a passion you hear many people talk about. “We bought this property to farm, me and my husband Arthur,” Stacey explained. “It’s just what I have always wanted to do. I’ve always kind of grown stuff, and when I realized how much I loved it… I just really love it. I love to plant the seed and watch it grow, and I like constantly learning.” Stacey’s interest and devotion to her crop had me itching to know more. The backbone of her farm is her honesty and passion for

PULLED into Stacey Davis’ gravel driveway and parked my car. Immediately I felt a little embarrassed about my outfit choice. Cute, strappy sandals weren’t going to do so well strolling through rows of soil and vegetables. It was nine in the morning, and Stacey had already been out on the farm for three hours. I guess I was going to have to get a little muddy. The humidity was in full force, but that didn’t inhibit Stacey one bit. She was enthusiastic about her prized possessions no matter the weather. I followed her through rows of gorgeous vegetables as she educated me on each one. When I looked at the farm, I saw rows of different types of leaves. Stacey saw squash, eggplant, cucumbers, sunflowers, basil and even the occasional weed. Her bright blue eyes smiled as she walked through and put her hands through each plant, harvesting a few eggplants on the way.

farming. She faced me with a handful of luscious, bright, purple eggplant. I wanted to take a bite right there while she spoke. I just had to know how I could get some of her veggies. Luckily for all of us, Stacey’s farm has a CSA program. CSA is community-supported agriculture. In layman’s terms, Stacey’s customers pay her at the onset of the season and receive weekly shares of her amazing vegetables. Basically, Stacey supplies top-notch vegetables to friends, family and other community members. “There is some pressure involved. People are giving you their hard earned money, and we especially understand. We have three kids and are always working hard, as is the rest of America, and we really want to give people their money’s worth. But I love CSA. I believe in the people coming to the farm, seeing what we do and really getting to know their farmer.” I understood quickly that

trusting Stacey is really important. Fortunately for her, it seems almost impossible not to. We stood in the midst of her farm as her kids interrupted, yelled, and played around us. She laughed and jokingly rolled her eyes. Yes folks, Stacey may farm 10 hours a day, ride a tractor, and take care of baby skunks in her “free time,” but she is just like the rest of the moms out there. She believes in trust and in taking care of her children. “You know, for instance, I am not certified organic. But I want my customers to know I have three children, and I am not going to do anything to the farm that I wouldn’t feel comfortable feeding my own kids. I want them to come to the farm, know me and know that I wouldn’t do that.” I followed her to some of the herbs as she reached down and picked a piece of lemon basil. “Smell this.” She placed it right under my nose and the lemony

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sweetness filled all of my senses. I suddenly wanted to try every crop she had. Once a week, Stacey delivers a large variety of her vegetables, “Last year, I did the typical CSA model. Each week, everyone was getting six to eight different varieties. But I have learned in my journey that they want more of certain things. Everyone loves cucumbers, peppers, eggplant.” And I couldn’t blame them. Each vegetable she harvested as we spoke was brightly colored and as fresh as they could possibly get. Stacey and I met up with her kids in front of the roosters. As they crowed in between our sentences,

her children played with the bunnies and spoke about their neighbors. Other farms filled the land around Stacey’s property. I couldn’t help but wonder if this led to competition or conflict. “No, with all of the farmers I think we are sinking or swimming together. And we just learn from each other. I have learned so much.” It still before lunchtime when I left Stacey’s, and she still had hours of farming left for the day. But the best part about meeting her was that what seemed like hours of hard labor to me, is just another day fulfilling a passion for her. -Photos by Sam Florio

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Trends RALPH DICLEMENTE Sam Florio breaks bread with the owner of Bennie’s

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ENNIE’S Bread has amazing, fresh, Italian baked goods. Take a bite out of a Bennie’s bread, and you don’t think life could get any better than right at that moment. Believe it or not, it can. Bennie’s is expanding into a full-fledged Italian market. Ralph DiClemente, Bennie’s Bread owner, gave Ocean City magazine the inside scoop. Well, we heard that you are expanding your store. Right. We want to know about it! What made you expand? Well, I just thought there was a call for it in Ocean City. Ocean City has so many great places, and it doesn’t have an Italian market. There are a lot of people here who, in their hometowns, have Italian markets. We want all the prepared Italian goods,

all of the good Italian meats, cheeses, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And we are going to have a fresh line of pasta and we will be making some of our own pasta also. We are going to put a brick oven in there, cook some artisan breads and brick oven pizzas. And we’re going to set it up café style outside. Will it be a restaurant? I hate to call it a restaurant because I never wanted a restaurant, but it’s going to be informal. Come in, grab your stuff and sit outside. There will be nice music, and it will be set up like a little bistro out there. That sounds so relaxed. We wanted to basically expand to things that go with our bread. You know, eggplant, all of that stuff that I have grown up with. We don’t have it now in my store, and there isn’t enough of it here in OC. We want to give people what they

have been asking for. How did you hear this was a need? From people coming in. And we never really had the room. I was thinking about it, and then when the storm came we had to gut it out anyway, and it kind of pushed my hand a little. So, the storm was really a blessing in disguise? Yeah. You know, I have wanted to do it for the longest time, but I just didn’t pull the trigger. What are you most looking forward to selling? Honestly, I am a pizza nut. It has to be the brick oven pizzas. That’s what I am most excited about and the good Italian foods – recipes from my family and my mom, my grandmothers. But the pizzas are something I have always grown up loving. And it’s not going to be your

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standard pizza. There are going to be some different toppings that people aren’t used to seeing around here. Like what? I can’t tell you! Why do you think this artisan food is so popular? My philosophy always is: use great ingredients, keep it simple, it doesn’t have to be fancy. We make what we like. Freezer meals are in such demand nowadays. Will you be selling them? Yep. There will be prepared meals to go and also frozen meals: sauces, gravies, stuff like that. But we don’t want to get away from our bread. Bennie’s has been here since 1957, and it’s always been about the bread. When is the store going to be open? It’s something I really don’t want to rush. I want to do it right the first time. The target date is the block party, but like I said, I want to do it once and I want to do it right. So, what’s the hot ticket item in the market? I definitely think the brick oven stuff, but also definitely our prepared foods. Our lasagnas, my mother’s baked clams. Forget it! They are like no other. You know, it’s going to be the way we eat on the holidays. That’s how we are going to be eating. It’s going to be like you’re coming into my home. -Photo by Sam Florio

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ACH summer in Ocean City, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, CCFA, holds a 5k run/ walk to support and raise money for independent research. This is the 20th year for the Ocean City Guts & Glory event. CCFA has invested over 167 million dollars in research, funding studies at major medical institutions and nurturing investigators at the beginning of their careers. One in every 200 Americans suffer from the disease, one of them being a close relative of primary sponsor Bob Edmunds of Edmunds Associates. Thanks to Bob and his business, the race grows with each succeeding year, “I think our first year we had about 120 participants on the Ventnor Boardwalk, and it was just a walk. I think last year we probably had about 1,600 participants. In addition to the participants, the amount of money we’ve raised each year has also grown.” The event gives many families hope as well as a confidence that they are constantly getting one step closer to finding a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis. After 17 years with

the CCFA sponsoring the Guts & Glory 5k, Bob is excited and hopeful, “Even if there isn’t a cure to date, the amount of research that the CCFA have been able to encourage, the treatments that have improved… more and more people are living normal lives. We want to keep opening doors and then eventually we will find a cure for it.” Ocean City’s family oriented town is the perfect place to help an event like the Guts & Glory 5k run/walk succeed. Bob openly expressed his respect and admiration for Ocean City’s willingness to hold the run, “Ocean City is absolutely a great, very charitable and friendly town. It’s supportive of events that are out there trying to make a difference. Ocean City is phenomenal.” The

day of the 5k will be an exciting one. Many teams with bright colored shirts and hopeful names make up the 1,600+ participants. Team 4 Mer, for example, is a team that has grown to 100+ people in the last six years. John Dietrich started Team 4 Mer with just one team member, himself. “I started running the race six years ago. My wife [Meredith] has Crohn’s disease and has for 19 years now. I started running the race by myself back in 2007 and last year we had over 100 members on the team.” Ocean City has allowed for one large group of almost 2,000 people to become a family for the day and fight together. Like many others, John also believes Ocean City has attributed to the run’s success, “I think that’s a big part of it, the fact that it’s in Ocean City. It’s where people want to be in the summer time. ” The Guts & Glory 5k Run/ Walk for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America takes place Sunday, August 18 at the Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue). Registration online is $20 and day of registration is $25.

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Local Ocean ARTIST OF THE MONTH Sarah Collins meets up with local sculptor Brian Comisky

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S AN art major, I’ve been told that being a “starving artist” is more real now than ever before and that the arts aren’t what they used to be. There’s still hope for me, though – the post-grad world is full of even more growth and opportunity, according to Marmorabased sculptor Brian Comisky. After graduating in 1999 with a B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of the Arts, Comisky worked in

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commercial sculpture for the casinos until moving with his wife, Laura, and two children, Cole and Lila, to the Ocean City area two years ago. The the 36-year-old sat down with me on a sunny Wednesday in July to talk about life after art school, and how he was inspired to dedicate his life to doing what he loves. OC mag: How did you first get into sculpting? BC: In high school, I always gravitated towards the art classes. My father was in construction when I was growing up, and I think being around all of that production gave me this natural inclination to create. When it came time, I was all signed up for liberal arts school

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then realized – hey, I want to find a more meaningful and fulfilling life for myself. I’d been attracted to sculpture since I could remember – the physicality of it, the realness of it – so art school seemed like the right way to go. OC: What about the Ocean City area has kept you inspired to sculpt? BC: Mostly the ocean lifestyle. I’d like to create a body of work that reflects man’s connection to coastal living. The work I’m producing now has a traditional realist style that uses the sea for inspiration. Ocean City is a supportive community for all entrepreneurs to think creatively, a place for creative individuals to find support for their work, whatever it may be. OC: Describe your technique and process. What materials do you mainly work with? BC: I work in a method using clay molds because it allows me to reproduce my work several times. As an undergrad, I had a traditional fine arts education, so by the time I left

school I had a good understanding of figurative concepts. I’m interested in representing the human condition, and there’s no better way to communicate that than working figuratively. OC: In your opinion, how is sculpture different than other art forms? BC: Sculpture’s unique because it occupies physical space, and competes with our own physical presence. Sculpture challenges the time, space, and materials it needs to complete the process. It has to have a believability that people can connect with. That’s a challenge when you’re so used to dealing with people on a day to day basis, because now a sculpture has to hold its own visual interest to get people’s attention. OC: How has sculpture changed as an art since you first started? BC: Hmm… Actually, I don’t think it’s changed much… but it has gotten smarter – technology

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Now How? Locals share their expertise

How to Win at Clam Drain Clam Drain Owner Joe McGettigan

p From page 38 has found new sculptural processes and applications available to artists. It’s all about exploiting the tools at hand to really facilitate what your ambitions are. Personally, I’m drawn to tradition. Contemporary tastes may come and go, but traditional principles have been established and long-held for good reason, and they certainly aren’t going away. OC: Where do you draw inspiration for your creations? BC: There’s an empathetic reaction when one human stands in front of another, and I find comfort in that recognition. I really focus on the subject of man and his relationship to our primordial past. Ultimately, my work is a comment on our shared experience. OC: You just recently set up a show in Stone Harbor. What examples of your work will be on display? BC: Actually, the work I have up in the William Ris Gallery consists of my most recent pieces. A self-portrait, a sea horse, and a hanging relief of a seascape – they’re all from my portfolio for graduate school, which I’m starting this fall. OC: As you know, art throughout history has been placed into chronological movements – Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and so on. What age of art do you feel that we are currently in? BC: Haha, good question! We’ll have to see what happens in the art world – it’s a waiting game. OC: If you could’ve been a part of any time in art history, what would you choose? BC: I’m just happy to be here now. I’m not nostalgic for the past, rather informed by and respectful of it. I’m thankful for the opportunity that it’s given us – this ability to grow – to become a part of the bigger picture. OC: As an aspiring artist myself, I feel as though we strive for a greater purpose with our art. What’re your goals as an artist? BC: To really represent the human predicament, to make visually compelling work. I want to make things that are emotionally resonant to mankind. I feel the need to leave behind an impression of my life here… a legacy of some sort. OC: What are you looking forward to in the future for your career as a sculptor? BC: I’m excited to be able to spend some time in New York, which is really the center of the art world. Studying at the New York Academy of Art for my M.F.A is going to be a once-ina-lifetime experience, and just feeling that energy is going to have a huge effect on my work. With so many personal and professional opportunities open to me, I feel fortunate to have such an amazing resource so close to where I call home. Brian Comisky’s work is currently on view at the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor.

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HAND PLACEMENT

Place your index finger on the top part of the clam, thumb on the back of the clam and three fingers on the inside or hold just the edge tightly with thumb on the back of the clam and four fingers on the inside.

THROWING A CLAM

Throw the clam like a Frisbee with a touch of darts. When throwing a clam against the wind: flat, spinning and low is very important. If you are going to miss, miss in the front so your clam can get extra space to slide into the hole. You want your hand to be pointing towards the hole at the end of the throw to help your accuracy. Just getting the clam in the scoring circle can get you as many wins as if you were to get it in the hole. A little arc in the flight is good, but less arc when it is windy. Hard sand is the best for a slide.

ACCURACY

Too much wrist action affects your accuracy. Too straight a wrist affects your accuracy. Some people toss with their arm across the front of their body, others toss from the side, close to the leg. Experiment with either or both, but regardless, draw a straight line from the back of the stroke to the release of the shell and point your hand toward the Drain at the release. Too much curve in the stroke will kill accuracy.

STRATEGY

If you find yourself missing the Drain consistently, stop aiming at the hole. Adjust by aiming at another target to compensate for the error. Example: if you start missing a foot or so to the left, stop aiming at the hole and aim at the right side of the scoring line until you “recalibrate.” As an overall strategy, sometimes it’s important to play like a good golfer. Be patient and just take the one or two points for closest to the hole. If you are scoring, your opponent isn’t! This is the Clam Drain version of “Moneyball.” It isn’t pretty or flashy but more than one game has been won by a long, slow, painful come-back! When you are struggling and behind, going into “Moneyball” mode can help you regain confidence and get your stroke back. If you have to miss the Drain, miss in front of it. On hard sand you usually will get a slide, often into the Drain. Also, it forces your opponent to have to throw over or around you. Sometimes they can knock you closer for a Lip or even a Drain! If it gets crowded around the hole, ignore all the other shells and just focus on what you want your shell to do, it’s like mountain biking. You will likely hit what you are focusing on, even if you are focusing on it in order to avoid it! Now that you have these tips, enter the Martin Z Mollusk International Clam Drain Federation Championship of the World on August 24 between 5th and 6th Streets on the beach. Sign ups from 12-2pm and game at 3pm. - Sam Florio


How to Make Orchid Cake Decorations Cake Studio Owner Darren DiPietro

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CRAFT YOUR OWN CYMBIDIUM ORCHID Sugar paste with natural gums and corn syrup (can be made from an online recipe or purchased) Rolling Pin Flower Molds (Beryls.com or flourconfections.com) Flower Cutters (Beryls.com or flourconfections.com) Floral Wire (any craft store such as Michael’s) Standard Egg Mold (craft or cooking store) Water Liquid Food Color (craft or grocery store) MOLD 1. Roll out sugar paste into thin sheet 2. Use petal cutters to cut out anther and lip (these comprise the throat of the orchid), two wings and three other petals 3. Push petals into petal mold to give them a lined, realistic texture 4. Attach anther to lip with water to make the orchid throat 5. Differentiate between the two wings and three other petals by making three other petals wavy (use ball tool or create waves manually) WIRE Insert floral wire into orchid throat, two wings and three other petals DRY

1. Place petals and wings in egg mold to give them a slightly rounded shape 2. Keep throat upright to dry 3. Let dry at least overnight – plan ahead!

CONSTRUCT Twist floral wires together, placing throat of the orchid in the center and arranging two wings and three other petals around it COLOR 1. Paint on or airbrush liquid food color on your orchid 2. Look at pictures of Cymbidium orchids for most realistic colors 3. Paint redish brown dots in the throat ENJOY! Finally, stick your beautiful, handmade Cymbidium orchid into a cake and enjoy it’s beauty (oh and enjoy that cake, too) Too much to handle? Leave it to the experts. The Cake Studio is located at 1046 Asbury Avenue and is open 9am-8pm. - Taylor Canavan

How to choose the best sunglasses for your face Sunglass Menagerie Sales Associate Leslie Reilly

SUNSCREEN guards our skin, hats hide our hair, but what’s protecting our eyes? The summer months are sure to take a beating on our vision, so sunglasses are absolute must-haves. But with new trends in sunnies popping up left and right, anyone can get lost in finding the right shape for their face – so where do we start shopping? I started my search at Sunglass Menagerie on 11th and Boardwalk, a tiny store where the walls are lined with quality sunglasses from Oakley, Kaenon, Ray Ban, and more. “Actually, I think it really depends more on your personality,” said Leslie when I asked what to look for when buying for my face shape. “Faces can be square or round or heart-shaped, but in the end you’re going to buy what appeals to you!” And with that, the OC magazine Guide to Sunglasses was made. For an everyday pair, go for the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer. Round and oblong faces will shine in these shades, which Sunglass Menagerie has in a variety of colors. To soften an angular face, try a pair of trendy oversized frames. Neutral colors like black and brown will accent your shape and personality. For the fashionista in you, Leslie recommends geometric glasses, showing me the pair she owns. With eye-catching prints and colors, this style is perfect for heart-shaped faces and your inner chic. Up for a morning run on the Boardwalk or yoga on the beach? When you’re on the go, looks doesn’t matter as much as getting that heart rate up! Try a sporty Oakley flak jacket pair, which happens to be great for most face shapes. Leslie puts the shades back into their glass cases as I ask how to keep care of our perfect pairs. “Oh my gosh - never use cleaning solution on them! It strips the UV-protectant coating right off of them.” She recommends rinsing them with cold water and mild soap once a week, and to keep a microfiber in the glasses case. After thanking Leslie, I walk out into the evening on the Boardwalk, feeling confident about my fashion sense and protective shades underneath the sun. Sunglass Menag is located at 1124 Boardwalk - Illustration and text by Sarah Collins


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Take the kids to get their face painted at Market Days Downtown from 10-1 on Asbury Avenue.

Buy a piece of fine art at the Boardwalk Art Show from 10-6pm.

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Stroll over to Accent Gallery to pick up a complimentary piece of local art.

Ride the Double Shot at Playland’s Castaway Cove (1020 Boardwalk) with your parents. Of course, make the experience as thrilling as possible – hands up and feet out!

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Shop for beach clothes Downtown on Asbury, in Gabrielle & Co., Love on a Hanger, Flying Carp and Making Waves

Get a healthy banana whip from Freaky Fruit on the Boardwalk.

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See how fast a hermit crab can actually go during the hermit crab races at 6th Street beach. Then take in the sights at the Sand Sculpting Contest.

Dress up your baby and stroll the Boardwalk as they’ve done for over a century in the 104th Annual Baby Parade.

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Head over to the Moorlyn Theatre to see the ongoing performance of OH WHAT A NIGHT, featuring the music of Frankie Valli.

Do the Mummers Strut at Mummers Night on the Boardwalk from 7-9pm on 6th - 11th Streets.

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High Five the Ocean City Boardwalk Mascots as they parade down to their float during Character Nights at 6pm.

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Grab a box of vanilla nut fudge from The Fudge Kitchen (after grabbing a sample)

Perk up with a frozen blended caramel mocha from Ocean City Coffee Company on Asbury.

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Collect beach glass near Corson’s Inlet State Park

Race your brother on the Splash Down Falls slides at Gillian’s Island Water Park (Plymouth Place & Boardwalk).

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Eat a dish of chocolate ice cream with chocolate jimmies at Jilly’s Ice Cream Factory.

Go see OC Theatre Company’s Into the Wood, Jr. with your kids at the Moorlyn Family Theatre.

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Have a photographer take a picture on the beach of you and your best friends in an OC lifeguard stand or boat.

Go for an scenic early morning surrey ride on the Boardwalk.

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Play a game of mini golf in Lost City at Congo Falls Adventure Golf (1132 Boardwalk)

Watch the ESA Surf Contest at 8am at 7th Street Beach.

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Munch on a chocolate chip espresso scone at Who’s On First and sip on a chai tea latte while you gaze at local art.

Go to the Ocean City Historical Museum to compare the old cartography of the island to the current.

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Brunch at Ma France Creperie starting with a savory walnut and brie buckwheat crepe and finishing with a Nutella and fresh fruit crepe.

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See who makes the biggest flop onto the sand in the King and Queen of Plop competition at the 9th Street beach.

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Complete the trifecta by choosing three of your favorite Ocean City treats, such as Johnson’s Popcorn, Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Manco pizza.

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Catchin’ up with... OCTC’s Morgan Kirner Star of the upcoming Peter Pan

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O R G A N Kirner is starring as Peter Pan in Ocean City Theatre Company’s Peter Pan. We wanted to catch up with OCTC and find out the details of Morgan’s experience as a singer and actress in their program. Where do you go to college? I am going to be a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory. I am a musical theatre major. What is that like? It’s very rigorous. It’s pretty much all we do. But I love being a musical theatre major. It’s the only thing I could actually see myself pursuing. Did you sing as a kid? Oh yeah. I started voice lessons when I was about 8. My mom told me I started asking when I was 5 or 6, but I was running around in a tutu so I obviously wasn’t going to practice. I guess I have always been loud and outgoing, especially when I was little. What brought your first OCTC gig? OCTC kind of just snatched me up in their amazing web of positive energy and made me part of the family. I was Anita in Music Man so that was my first time working with them. I was 17 at the time and I had just started driving. I got to the city, and I can’t parallel park, I still can’t. I ran in late and Michael (OCTC Artistic Director, Michael Hartman) just smiled at me and said, “Hi Morgan, I am so happy you’re here” and just took me in. OCTC is just like a home. Michael has this amazing way of putting casts together that really just mesh. You are Peter in Peter Pan. Was being cast in a boy’s part surprising? It was actually very surprising. But I knew I was going to see the show whether I got cast or not so I figured I had to audition.

Are you going to be flying? I have to learn how to fly for Disney’s The Little Mermaid [at Paper Mill Playhouse] and it’s actually a lot harder than it looks. The landings make it hard to be graceful, and you control more of it than you think. I am excited to do it for Peter Pan because it’s going to be an entirely different experience. Michael and Kelly [choreographer Kelly Swartz] have it down to a science. I am interested to see how it’s going to go because there are four of us flying, I believe. It’s going to be a fun tech project. Do you tell people, “I’m going to learn to fly?” Yes! It’s cool. It’s almost like an addicting feeling. I can’t wait to dig into it and fly around the stage. What do you appreciate the most about your time with OCTC? The family. I mean it’s wonderful. The patrons here are wonderful. They love the Theatre Company and are really supportive of the arts. If there’s anything that I’ve truly connected to with this company (besides the wonderful work— that’s a given), it’s the family. You feel welcome the minute you walk into the first read-through and there’s Manco and Manco’s pizza sitting there waiting for us. It’s just a warm, loving environment, and that makes you want to put on a better show. Do you find that it’s difficult to be such varying characters in different shows? Yes it’s definitely hard for me, but I think a little part of me is always a part of every character. It’s finding in that character the one thing that you can connect with and, from there, you get creative and build around it. It’s a process. That’s what’s so cool about it. I mean, I’m not a guy, but you know what? I can relate to Peter Pan in the sense that you don’t ever want to lose that youthful exuberance that

Peter Pan represents in all of us. With that in my mind it won’t be hard for me to say, “Yeah, I can fly.” It’s difficult, but as long as you can dig your teeth into being creative, it’s so rewarding. How do you remember your lines? It’s kind of nerdy, but I will record myself reading the other parts and then listen to it and read my lines. Sometimes I will practice with my roommates or my mom. My dad is a ham so he will practice with me too. They try to act their part. Most people I practice with do, actually. They make up voices for all of the parts. It actually does help me remember, and my mom is a stickler. She will let me know if I get a word wrong (she laughs). Do you ever find time to go to the beach? If I can. I have Mondays and Tuesdays off right now. I don’t get to the beach as much as I would love to, I would go every day if I could. But that’s one of the best parts about working here [in Ocean City]. On our days off we can go to the beach, which is awesome. What excites you most about Peter Pan? It’s going to be so magical I can assure you. If there is anything that Michael Hartman knows it’s how to make something magical, as well as Kelly Swartz and John

Kramer [Music Director]. It’s going to be just breathtaking, I know it. The creative team there has an amazing ability to bring in just the right mix of people. You’ve got your Disney magic, beautiful music, flying. It’s going to be something spectacular to see. It’s really nice getting to talk to someone so passionate about OCTC. It’s a fantastic and growing organization with very selfless goals and fantastic morale. If there are any other reasons than the fantastic production to go and see Peter Pan it is the people who are behind the OCTC. But you should see Peter Pan because, like I said, it’s going to be magical. Peter Pan with the OC Pops Orchestra is playing at the Middle Township PAC, 212 Bayberry Drive, in Cape May Court House on August 14, 15, 16. Call (609) 463-1924 for tickets. -Interview and photo by Sam Florio

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Two Flip Flops Up

Rating the new rides at Playland’s Castaway Cove

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E’RE on a mission to try out the seven new Playland rides opening this summer. As amusement park connoisseurs, we decided to judge the rides based on the categories listed below, all essential to a hair-flying, head-spinning, hilariously exciting ride. Or at the very least, something fast enough to cool down that sunburn. Ultimately we gave them each a flip flop up or down depending on our experience. - Taylor Canavan and Diana Abroskina CATEGORIES Thrill: (1) Mild (2) Semi (3) Wild Ride Comfort: (1) Uncomfy (2) Comfy (3) Supa Comfy Airtime/drops: (1) Short ride, no air (2) Average airtime/drops (3) Gotta redo my hairdo after that airtime/those drops SPIN ZONE

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We didn’t get a chance to ride it, but watching the test runs was impressive. The spins and turns were fast and furious. Those of you who are not afraid of speed and heights would enjoy soaring through the Playland air on this patriotically-colored ride. It has potential to race into first place as the best ride in the park once it is open to the public. We think we’d rate this one highly. Taylor: I suppose I’ll have to get some less intense air time on the Ferris Wheel ‘til this bad boy is open. Diana: Can’t wait to make myself comfortable in the space-ship-like cabin and check out those breath-taking spins.

and pausing to let you hang, feet dangling helplessly – don’t forget to take those flip-flops off! This ride is perfect for adrenaline seekers at the shore although those who tend to get dizzy should flee for some tamer entertainment. Diana: Be ready for a spinning head when you get off this ride. The spins were a little too fast for me. Screaming definitely helped to breathe, but didn’t stop my guts from dancing in my stomach. THRILL: 2 RIDE COMFORT: 2 AIRTIME/DROPS: 3 Taylor: Don’t chew gum on it! Not swallowing or spitting out that Double Bubble poses double trouble for your air passage and those voluminous beach waves you’ve worked so hard to tame. THRILL: 3 RIDE COMFORT: 2 AIRTIME/DROPS: 3 KITE FLYER

HAPPY SWING

If we were under 12, the ride would be a bit more impressive. It is entertaining, however, to operate a car in the shape of a bubble using a pair of joysticklike steering levers. The car bumps into everything, whether deliberately or unintentionally, making each hovercraft seem as though it has a mind of its own. Diana: A great ride to enjoy with your best friends. They won’t be as angry with you as complete strangers if you bump into them a couple of times. It took me a while to get used to the two control sticks. THRILL: 2 RIDE COMFORT: 2 AIRTIME/DROPS: 1 Taylor: Line up for this ride with a group of friends and get back at those who shook out their beach towel in the wrong direction that day. THRILL: 2 RIDE COMFORT: 3 AIRTIME/DROPS: 1

A great kiddie ride. Looks like fun for children under 7. Since we didn’t ride it, we asked Salem and Finn Godfrey to give their ratings. Salem: I loved it! THRILL: 3 RIDE COMFORT: 3 AIRTIME/DROPS: 3 Finn: That. Was. Awesome! THRILL: 3 RIDE COMFORT: 3 AIRTIME/DROPS: 3 TROPICAL STORM

Once you sit down into the comfortable seat of the Tropical Storm, you realize right away – it’s going to be a wild ride. The circular ride spins first forwards and then backwards, varying rotation speed

We both enjoy how relaxing this ride is, especially after riding the tornado-like Topical Storm and colliding with comrades on the Spin Zone. Lying on your stomach with legs and arms outstretched may seem a bit awkward at first, but after settling into the smooth glide of the ride we started to enjoy it. Perfect for younger kids. The ride goes up and down and turns at a decent speed. Diana: The seat reminded me of a back massage chair, which sets up a relaxing mood for a calm and enjoyable ride. THRILL: 1 RIDE COMFORT: 3 AIRTIME/DROPS: 2 Taylor: As the ride kicked into motion I started to feel a bit less like a beached whale on display (okay a beached baby whale, of the orca species) and a bit more like Superwoman, sans the red cape and the lone outstretched fist. THRILL: 1 RIDE COMFORT: 3 AIRTIME/DROPS: 2 Alas, we weren’t able to ride the Beach Buggies during our visit, but little cars look fun. And the Pirate Gold Rush Kiddie Roller Coaster was still under construction. Arg!


Making Music A look at the Music Pier’s lyrical past Text by Kelly Tjoumakaris

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N HIS book Music and Moonlight, in an ode called Ode, Arthur O’Shaughnessy wrote, We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of the dreams. Two well known lines followed by a lesser known line…Wandering by lone-sea breakers. Though not wandering, but stationary near sea-breakers, the Pier at Moorlyn Terrace, is where music and dreams have come alive for ages. Thirty-one years after those lines were written, sung and felt, the Music Pier’s predecessor, the Music Pavilion, was erected on Moorlyn Terrace pier, giving venue to bidaily concerts until 1927 when it escaped a historic inferno and was moved to sixth street and given a new job – Convention Center. Sadly, its pure white, arched window perimeter, could not escape its fate and succumbed to a fire in 1965. The new concert hall to replace the pavilion after the big move is our very own Music Pier. Self declarative in name, the music and dreams that have come alive in the Music Pier are countless and continue with a rhythm that can rival any upbeat tempo. Her architecture was Spanish in nature with an arched pavilion and red-tile roof. Her construction began after the Music Pavilion’s emigration but was not dedicated until July 4, 1929 with a literal bang – the annual fireworks display. It opened offering a 60 x 85 foot dance floor, a solarium enclosed with Vitaglass, excellent acoustics and seating for 1,100 patrons. The municipal orchestra of the time would entertain crowds twice a day every day of the week and free of charge. In the true duty of music, it would offer the good people of the Boardwalk a distraction from the country’s economic climate, a climate that inturn inspired unforgettable music. Who could resist a smile walking on a Boardwalk, along a beach with saltwater air delivering tunes from a live band at the pier? The Pier is a central and cultural hub which hosts the Ocean City

Photos courtesy of Jim Laymon Pops (OC POPS), a variety of famous musicians, musicals, proms, lifeguard balls, art shows, flower shows, Miss New Jersey Pageants, freckle contests, twin contests, children’s shows and various fairs. It is where lost souls go to be found – many a child who has separated from his flock has been reunited at the multi-talented Music Pier. I have witnessed many a tear-producing reunion from the Moorlyn box office across the way – I am sure it is even more ingrained in the memory of the involved. It is also where people meet – Hey, I am going to go pick up a funnel cake while you buy your hermit crab, where should we meet… the Music Pier of course! She is stilted 20 feet above the ocean on 111 pilings. Hers is another beautifully designed building by architect Vivian Smith, who also designed other beauties including the Flanders, Ocean City City Hall, and the original Ocean City High School. Our lady also served her civic duties. In the immediate wake of the Pearl Harbor tragedy, December 1941, the first structure in the country built especially for aircraft spotters was erected atop the Music Pier. Volunteers consisting of teenage boys from Ocean City High School to retired residents from the island kept watch 24 hours a day. Like a retractable periscope that disappears when not in use, so did the watchtower. She went through a historical preservation effort in the late 1980s. Though much of what she endured was restoration, she did receive a modern upgrade in 1993 when she was gifted with the flow of cool air. Though the cultural range of the Music Pier abounds, Music IS her first name. It is no coincidence that Apollo, in Greek Mythology, is both the God of Music and the God of Healing. The connection manifests itself in the pier’s versatile dress. She is eclectic in music wear; sometimes she likes to orchestrate and is armed with baton, sometimes she puts on

show tunes, sometimes she rocks, sometimes she rolls (it is true – last summer she hosted a roller disco for Xanadu) and sometimes she wears retro garb, but you may even catch her putting on ballet slippers. And one can not forget her play clothes because she is quite fond of child’s play. Her dedicated tenant, the OC POPS, have been filling her hall for over 80 years, as it is the longest running municipal concert program. The conducting baton changed hands ten times since the conception of the Municipal Orchestra with one maestro, Clarence Fuhrman, taking reign for 25 years. Current Artistic Director and Conductor William Scheible, weighs in at 27 years with over 1,000 performances behind his baton and bowtie. The group has evolved and reinvented itself each time it changed hands. The current POPS are unique in that they do not just perform classically or symphonically, their range of talent offers a wide variety of music giving them fantastic versatility and a high caliber of entertaining power. What riches she offers. One ancient moment, Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” I can think of no other entity that affords us soul, flight and life and no other venue which offers it with feet in sand washed with the sea and body flushed with saline air. The final stanza in that O’Shaughnessy Ode, reads Great hail! we cry to the comers

From the dazzling unknown shore; Bring us hither your sun and your summers, And renew our world as of yore; You shall teach us your song’s new numbers, And things that we dreamed not before: Yea,in spite of a dreamer who slumbers, And a singer who sings no more. Even regulars of the Music Pier, each summer, come back again and again to salute the music makers and the dreamers of the dreams. Each visit, they are amazed, moved and awakened. So, yes, fine Music Pier, with your backdrop of shore, sun and summer, give us this season, and beyond, your remarkable music makers and dreamers. Remind us how to dream.

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HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE AN EARLY AMERICAN LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

The 1800s come to life when you visit 26 restored, historic buildings on a 30-acre site where interpreters in period clothing demonstrate blacksmithing, woodworking, printing, broom making, bookbinding, pottery, tinsmithing, basket weaving and open hearth cooking. The Village is also home to an organic farm complete with a horse, chicken, sheep and more! Enjoy special weekday family activities including free horse-drawn carriage rides, dress-up, crafts and historic games. In addition to the craft buildings, visitors will find a Welcome Center, Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. Special events are held every weekend from early June through mid-September.

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Special Weekend Events Free Community Open House Weekend FunFest Weekend Military Timeline Weekend Paranormal Pursuits Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

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Independence Day Celebration Christmas in July: An Arts, Crafts & Antiques Marketfest 9th Annual Celtic Festival Railroad Days

August 3-4

Antique & Folk Art Show & Sale 10-11 Down on the Farm Weekend 17-18 Classic Car Show 24-25 Seafarers’ Weekend 31- Sept. 1 FunFest Weekend

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Revolutionary War Encampment Civil War Weekend

OPEN TUESDAY-SUNDAY from June 18 - September 1, 10am - 4:30pm Historic Cold Spring Village has received funding through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.

720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ www.hcsv.org • (609) 898-2300


OLIVE AND BEAN PART FOUR

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LIVE was born gifted with Love by divine providence but also with an inferiority complex. She was born with a fortune cookie lodged in her inferior vena cava, so that the blood flowing from her loins went straight to her heart. The blood, not just deprived of oxygen, but also thought, arrived at fortune’s door with open mind. This congenital disorder was company to a thrombosis in her superior vena cava which naturally blocked all noggin blood. The blood reaching the heart only did so after traveling through fortune’s folly. At the heart of the matter, the Gods saw to her cardiostasis leaving only a valve malfunction obvious. It’s murmur, lubless, only luv dubbed. This matters not because OLive only oh lives through her epistolary life.

yours. I delight in your Letters. Bean by moonlight OLive, fully aware of her own long-term implacability, knew she would cause an uproar someday regarding matters of Love and commitment. She envisioned it occurring at a panel with the Gods. The one in which Aphrodite would decide to punish her and not with a rock or an eagle. No, it would be a heart and a Bean. Bean, Where have you bean? Is there a disturbance in the force? Yours, OhLive

only available lubricant of that age, it would have stirred and sautéed a sexual revolution. Galileo was a member heretic and possible user of aforementioned olive oil, due to his prolific fatherhood. Of major note to this story would be his celestial studies though his upgraded compass did nothing for the direction of the star of our story or the moon that guided her. OhLive, Bean gone. Your sense of bean awareness is wondrous. A moon does not pass without thoughts of OhLive. No disturbance in the force. I feel greatness in this souLship.

Dearest Bean, Fancy me. An OhLive. Fancy me, Bean, pLease. For thou art mine sheath from self loathing. Fancy me an OhLive and you a Bean. OhLive and Bean. Griffin and Sabine. Correspondence. Letters; LMNOP. My favorite journey of all, the epistolary excursion. Please Sir, by the light of the moon, may I have another? Yours, OhLive Nymphs one through three (do you remember them? A tree, music and a Bean), all share the same vehicle – the moon. The hot rod drives the trio collectively to and fro and moonbeams them to OLive’s consciousness without warning or word, but always just in time. The moon, having grown weary of yanking on the sea all day, decided to yank on something else for a change. Trying her hand at pulling on the legs of werewolf supporters, she naturally and decidedly chose the heart strings of our subject fruit forever turning her into a renegade against her OLive principles. The moon can not be faulted for moonlighting on her chores; without her implacable advances, who could be responsible for the waxing of the heart of an OLive or the waning of her apathy? OhLive, My penchant for the written word pale(moonlight)s in comparison to

impurities. Leagues down into the soul of our OLive, Bean would visit with quick ascents to share with her what was there. Paralyzed with Love, fear and the Bends, Bean was exquisite with hope but as the story will forever go; no agenda. But aren’t all layman afflicted with afruitopsia? And isn’t that above grounds for quarantine? We already expect the other to have asoulopsia. But is it fault of the men of lay or the fault of such arcane souls such as OLive and Bean’s? And their souls, adept with a built in elixir, are fruitful and so the double afflicted who are blind to fruit and soul are without the Periodic Table of OLive and Bean to solve the alchemy equations to open the periotic gate. And so not a whisper, nor a licker can penetrate such an orifice or sense. Gate closed. Case closed. Bean, Oh, swooning heart! I can feel you in your absence. A pious sensation. Bean follows me home with the moon on occasion and I wistfully burrow my entire self into the moonbeam. Where do I go now? Off… Yours ALLways, OhLive

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Popular belief in Greece is that the olive tree needs no tending to. That it prefers to be neglected and only when neglected, does it thrive. Perhaps it was this pretermit that caused OLive to be such a Love miser. Ancient Greeks also believed the OLive came from a divine origin. In fact, only virgins were allowed to hand pick them. If these extra virgin olive pickers were found to have experienced any pressing and therefore left impure, they were charged with heresy. And rightfully so, if contaminated olive oil did get through to market, having been the

Love Actually, Bean OLive’s soul ached. Her subsoul ached. OLive is subsoulial. She is as deeply rooted in her subsoul as the roots of the tree whence she came was in the subterrain. Both subregions lack visibility and understanding to the layman; A distinction which will prove to deem all but Bean, despite its imposter foreletter. Or perhaps said letter is a double agent. Those who are not Bean are required to feel what is felt for him. OLive’s soully osculum would rid itself of

OLive and Bean – the fruits of Love. The intersouliary and interfruitiary magnetic field would continue to strengthen. The very first meeting and all subsequent meetings were based and organized by periodicity. Let us not call them meetings, for it is too businesssounding and I can assure you there were no boardrooms or flow charts to speak of – let us say assemblage. Though not having actually partaken in her cuisine, Bean hungered for OhLive madly. Her fruit was supple. Her oils, aromatic. Olive oil, once referred to as “liquid gold,” by Homer, was pumping through her proverbial heart of gold. Had Bean been born to ancient Greek civilization, he would have deemed the oil, “liquid yellow.” Because yellow is his happy. Yellow – no fools gold. There was no question this OhLive Odyssey was written in the stars and like the hero Odysseus, Bean would take his time. OLive, I am tougher than the rest. Your Bean (warning)

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Instructor Teri O’Connor leads her class on the beach. Photo by Sam Florio

TREKKED across the sand on 34th Street beach to crash a class with Teri O’Connor, beach yoga instructor for NJ Beach Yoga. She had just begun a small class with five awesome beach yoga regulars. I had no idea what I was in for, but we were standing in the sand just a few feet from the water, and dolphins had just made an appearance out by the horizon. It sounds picture perfect because it was. Almost everyone who knows me thinks that I am scatterbrained, and they are right. I am always late. I do everything last minute. I can’t even sit through a movie with my family, and I drive them all crazy. In my defense, I am also always busy. This summer I work two jobs and baby-sit in my somewhat-free time.

Basically, it takes a lot for me to really and truly get a chance to relax. I have done a yoga class or two, but that was during the time of high school stress and high school stress has nothing on college stress. When my editor assigned me to take a beach yoga class as the activity of the month for August, I didn’t think I would get much out of it. It took me all of 60 seconds: meeting the happy and relaxed Teri, watching the class stretch out, dolphins on the horizon, and being on the beach, to realize that I was wrong. Teri brought me a mat, because, like I said, I am a yoga rookie. She faced it out towards the water like the rest of the class and began instructing. Teri’s voice, smile and soothing words roped me in immediately. She speaks

like a poet, and with the ocean sound in the background, I transported to another much more relaxing universe. The class started off nice and easy. “Breathe and balance,” Teri repeated. And that’s exactly what I did. I tried to seem as knowledgeable and experienced in yoga as the classmates who surrounded me, but this was a challenge. Yoga has tons of pose names: downward dog, child’s pose, and warrior to name a few. As a rookie, it was difficult to keep them all straight. I began to tense up, fall, or lose focus, but Teri and the warmth of the rest of the class didn’t make me feel embarrassed at all. I stretched my hips and arms and became entranced by Teri’s words. We lunged forward into a deep leg stretch

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and spread our arms out to our sides, extending them as long as we could. We breathed and balanced. “Turn to the person next to you and tell them they’re amazing,” Teri instructed. Around the circle we spoke out the encouraging words. I realized as the woman to the right of me who I had only met 15 minutes before told me that I was amazing, and actually seemed like she meant it, that I may truly be unwinding and loosening up. “We’re amazing because in this pose you just can’t be pissed off,” Teri said. The work out continued, and I definitely felt the burn. “We all should be getting warm,” Teri said. She had a way of turning anything even remotely taxing or embarrassing (like sweating your you know what off in front of a bunch of people you don’t know) into something poetic and motivational. I definitely felt warm, and my arms and abs shook as my muscles clenched and tightened. At this moment, I decided

to cop out and cheat a little. I stepped out of the circle to take some pictures. But even then, I felt happy to be experiencing something so soothing just two miles from my home and on the beach. “Showing up is the best pose. You could be sitting home eating donuts, but you’re not. You’re here,” said Teri. I felt with those words Teri was calling me out a little bit for copping out during the hard part. So, I snapped a few quickly and jumped back in. The waves crashed behind us. The workout continued, and finally we were nearing the end. “Let your body get wavy like the water,” Teri said as we laid flat on our backs stretched out on the mats. We breathed in and out, matching the sounds of the waves folding into the sand. Teri smiled and my body and mind drifted away. She taught us to completely let the bad thoughts and feelings slip out, and our bodies stay calm. With a deadline fast approaching,

Teri O’Connor hands out shells with inspiring words on them at the end of class. Below The group class in full swing. Photos by Sam Florio

work in the morning, pictures to edit, and writing to do, I never expected to feel the way I did at that moment. I did not want the class to end. I packed my things, thanked Teri, and got ready to leave the beach when she handed me a bucket. In the bucket were tons of shells with writing on them. At the end of each class, Teri hands out the shells as small reminders and keepsakes to stay happy, live yoga outside of class. “Close your eyes, and reach in.” I placed my hand in the bucket and felt around for the perfect shell. I pulled it out, opened my eyes, and flipped the small clam over in my hand. “Relax” Flanders was written Hotel in large, blue script.

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Game On OCEAN’S 11 How well do you know this island? 1. In what year did the Sindia wreck off the shore of Ocean City?

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Health & Beauty WATER IT DOWN Fitness expert Lynn Sooy on why we should all be working out in the water

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ID you think water aerobics were just for your grandmother? Well you are partially correct… but only if your grandmother rocks! People of all ages and fitness levels are getting in the water to work out, especially here at the Jersey shore on these hot summer days. Many exercise enthusiasts have been trying aquatic classes just to cool off and finding out that not only can aqua aerobics be intense… they are a blast! WHY CHOOSE WATER? In a nutshell – you can work out longer with less joint pain. The buoyancy of water allows you to perform weight bearing exercise with much less impact and stress on your body than those same exercises on land. This is particularly beneficial to

special populations such as the elderly, obese, pregnant women or people with chronic illnesses such as arthritis. Many people with arthritis actually see an improvement in their symptoms and use of affected joints when they work out in water. The natural resistance of the water is fantastic for building muscle strength and toning without the use of weights. In water your lungs are forced to work harder due to the water pressure which increases your lung capacity. Working out in water also increases your range of motion and long term flexibility. Aquatic workouts have many psychological benefits. Exercising in the water makes people smile and is a very fun activity to do alone or with a group of friends. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, exercising in warm water can also decrease

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anxiety and depression can improve the health of mothers and their unborn children. Plus it has a positive effect on the mothers’ mental health. If you find group fitness classes intimidating because of the mirrored dance studios, complicated choreography or even the other participant’s bodies, you won’t have to worry about any of those things in the pool. The water offers discretion because no one can see you and only you know if you have missed a step. You can work as hard as you want in the water, whether you arrived using a walker or ran over the bridge from Ocean City! Aqua fitness is an all play. WHAT TO EXPECT? As with any other exercise routine, always consult your physician before you start. Classes usually last between 30 and 60 minutes. Always wear a comfortable bathing suit. Water shoes are optional, but definitely a plus. For most classes you will be chest deep in water with your feet on the bottom of the pool. You will probably begin with at least a five minute warm-up to get your

body adjusted to the water while you loosen up your muscles. After you’re warmed up you will do movements that involve strength, balance, coordination and maybe some modified dancing (usually to some motivating music). Depending on the class the instructor will most likely teach from the pool deck and demonstrate all of the moves so he or she can be seen easily from all areas of the pool. Expect at least a five minute cool down that involves stretching. Additionally, just because you are not sweating like you would in a land class, be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Lynn Sooy teaches Aqua Zumba at Whippoorwill Campground on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10am, plus an additional class on Thursday at 6:30pm. Classes are $5 for public and $3 for seasonal pool members and campers. Lynn’s aqua certifications are: Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), United States Water Fitness Association (USWFA) and she is licensed to teach Aqua Zumba.

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Home & Garden TABLESCAPES Sarah Collins with picks on how to make your tabletop shine

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T’S cookout season! Family and friends are over, steaks are on the grill, and popsicles are turning our tongues cherry red. And what screams summer dining more than a beautiful table spread? You too can have a gorgeous display with the help of OC’s own Stainton’s and P. Francis, both located Downtown on Asbury. Drawing a color palette from the ocean, we love to use natural greens and soft blues to give a relaxing vibe for any dinner gathering. Set the scene with textured decorations, like this beach pennant sign ($30) and floral wreath candle vase from Stainton’s. Keeping the plates and silverware classic lets you get creative with geometric-patterned napkins and unique tumbler glasses (all P. Francis). Having nautical accent pieces that function as tableware, like these maritime cocktail plates and crab serving dish coming in at just under $70, will make your party a night to remember. Be sure to leave room for dessert! -Photos by Sarah Collins

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Home & Garden MAKING A HOUSE A HOME

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Allison Valtri from Shutters to Shades with tips to make your space your own

EACH pie a la mode vs. Peach Panna Cotta. In the same park, yes, but definitely on different trails. The same comparison is made when defining how to set up a shore property. Are you setting up a house, or creating a home? They are both functional, but provide different values as a retreat. A house is efficient and hospitable. It is like a handshake. It touches you in a very direct manner. It conveys respect and kindness, invites the same in return and most of all, has the intention of hopefully meeting again in much the same manner.  A home is a different story. It is an intimate embrace. It can curl up beside you and help you rest. It will treasure your secrets, and protect your fragility, and it will fuel you to be your strongest self. It too asks for the same love in return. It is cherished, protected and invested in (physically, financially and

emotionally). The love becomes greater with time. How can a homeowner achieve this in-depth relationship with their home? Like all friendships, the key is to invest yourself. Choose products and materials whose main purpose is to comfort and represent you. For example, think about your area rugs. Often, homeowners are thinking about durability and modern styling and select a sisal or a low pile berber. Although this is a very respectable choice, does it really make one comfy? Instead, try a rich wool. Wool has a plush quality that only nature could create. Wool rugs hold color beautifully and many look like art. Best of all, it is luxurious to stretch out on with a movie and bowl of popcorn. Design the rug to be serviceable for foot traffic and lounging. It will give you more space to relax in.  What are your bed linens like? Polyester and nylon are sure to

withstand duffel bags and wet towels, but does it invite you for a midday nap? Many cottons are machine washable. Cotton is cool in the summer, and when filled with a down insert, very toasty in the winter. It will treat you gently, but is tougher than it looks. With a good thread count, cotton will resist abrasion and last for years. No wonder we love cotton for babies. Shouldn’t we be cradled too? Another tip is to think about the wall decor. I am very appreciative of fine art, but nothing touches the heart strings like photos or memorabilia of loved ones. I am not even talking about the posed portraits we all have. I recommend opening up that cardboard box that is full of 3 x 5s, letters, awards, and homemade crafts. They represent your true self more than any purchased item. Find a way to display them. Reframe those small pictures with large matting.

Having personal photographs professionally framed will produce attractive interior design as well as personal inspiration. They will become the scale of artwork that the home needs, and fill your heart with the love that you need. Mix in that piece of pottery you made on vacation. Fill it with fresh daisies and it will make you smile. My favorite (home) things are fresh flowers in the teapot we used at my daughter’s christening luncheon, the taste of homemade chocolate ice cream, and the floral lace sheers in my turret that let in just the right amount of sunshine. They are all things that not only embrace me in comfort, but give me joy. Think of the comforts that only you will truly enjoy and you will transform your house into a home.      Enjoy summer, Allison

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Services ACCOMMODATIONS GUIDE Need a hotel, motel or B&B? Check out our handy guide below ATLANTIS INN LUXURY B&B The Atlantis Inn is an elegant European-inspired bed and breakfast, with an extraordinary beach block location. It offers king and queen luxury suites, rooftop deck with ocean views, spa shower/Jacuzzi/fireplaces and massage services. 601 Atlantic Avenue, (609) 399-9871, atlantisinn. com. BEACH CLUB HOTEL The Beach Club Hotel is a barefoot oasis with superb ocean views, beachfront pool, sun terrace and a top-rated restaurant. 1280 Boardwalk, (609) 399-8555, beachclubhotel.com. BEACH CLUB SUITES The Beach Club Suites are a step away from the Boardwalk and the beach with well-appointed, one-bedroom suites offering a European kitchen with connecting units available. There is a swimming pool in the luxurious surroundings of the hotel. 1217 Ocean Avenue, (609) 399-4500, beachclubsuites.com.

EBB TIDE SUITES A few steps from the ocean, beach, and Boardwalk attractions, the all new Ebb Tide Suites provide one and two bedroom apartments featuring private balconies and convenient undercover parking for the perfect family vacation. 1001 Little Atlantic Avenue, (609) 391-9614, ebbtidesuites.com. THE FLANDERS HOTEL The Flanders Hotel has modern, luxurious accommodations and amenities in an atmosphere of historic grandeur – all just steps from the beach and Boardwalk. The accommodations include one, two and three bedroom condominiums and million-dollar penthouses with panoramic views that have been newly renovated and include fully-appointed kitchens, flat screen TVs, in-room coffee service, complimentary beach tags and one free parking space per unit. 719 East 11th Street, (609) 3991000, theflandershotel.com. HARRIS HOUSE MOTEL Harris House Motel is located just off the Boardwalk (no need to cross

a street), and gives Ocean City travelers everything they need – clean, comfortable and quiet rooms and a heated pool. 1201 Ocean Avenue, (609) 399-7800, harrishouse.net. THE IMPALA ISLAND INN The Impala Island Inn is a step away from the Boardwalk in the heart of Ocean City with rooms that offer refrigerators, free Wi-Fi and cable. 1001 Ocean Avenue, (609) 399-7500, impalaislandinn.com. OSBORNE’S INN The family-owned Osborne’s Inn is conveniently located 50 yards from the beach and boardwalk offering free Wi-Fi, ocean view decks, parking and beach tags. Osborne’s have been treating treasured guests like family for forty years. 601 East 15th Street, (609) 398-4319, osbornesinn.com PORT-O-CALL HOTEL The Port-O-Call Hotel has beautiful scenery with recently-remodeled rooms, beachfront accommodations, large heated pool, on-site restaurant, fitness facilities and guest parking. The

bFamily Owned bGreat Rates bBeach Tags bSteps from Beach and Boards b40 Years in Business bFree Wi-Fi bOcean View Decks bGuest Rooms and Apartments

hotel offers many amenities including Wi-Fi, as well as flexible meeting areas for gala receptions, small board meetings or large conferences. 1510 Boardwalk, (609) 399-8812, portocallhotel.com. SEAPORT INN MOTEL The Seaport Inn is a quaint motel in the heart of Ocean City. It has clean, newly-renovated rooms that are comfortable and close to the beach and boardwalk. Seaport Inn was recently voted #1 Ocean City Hotel on TripAdvisor. 1116 Wesley Avenue, (609) 399-1122, seaportinnmotel. com. WILD DUNES INN The Wild Dunes Inn has luxurious suites that are spacious and completely furnished just a step away from the warm, inviting sand... the sparkling ocean waters... and the fun-filled Boardwalk. 801 10th Street, (609) 3992910, wilddunesinn.com.

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FIRE IN THE SKY Couples relax on the Atlantis Inn rooftop deck as the July 4 fireworks explode overhead. Photo by Stefanie Godfrey

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