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Notes from the Beach

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N OCEAN City, you can be as busy as you want to be, or as relaxed as you want to be with nothing at all to do except sit on the beach and stare into the Atlantic. That’s the best part of any vacation: options! Since summer is swiftly approaching, OC has kicked into gear with events galore. There are so many fun things to do for people of all ages. June begins with a mini golf tournament to benefit the Humane Society, Wonder Bear’s birthday celebration at Wonderland Pier (all rides just one ticket!) and continues with Rock the Boards and Johnson’s Popcorn Family Fun Fest. That’s only a few of the things

happening. See pages 18-19 for the full list. Now that you have a ton of things to do, we want you to do one more thing – write to us! Let us know what’s on your mind about OC or what you see in this magazine. Send your emails to ocnjmagazine@comcast.net. Please follow us on Facebook at Ocean City magazine. Remember when you are out and about in town and you park that the meters are on. Plan ahead and bring some quarters. Happy June!

on the cover Bill Godfrey with the supertough assignment of shooting this month’s cover. Our models Elizabeth Kurban, Cory Farrell and Shana Sedaka, who were out on the beach in swimsuits despite the cool temps, took it all in stride and gave it their best.

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dining Five Food Finds7 Baked by the Beach6-9 Famished Foodie11 The Dining Guide12

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Photos 14, 16, 20 Random Employee15 Six Questions17 Calendar18-19 It’s History21

shopping Fashion in the OC23 Stef’s Must Haves25 In the Biz29 The Shopping Guide30 Trends32

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Total Body Workout34 Plum Crazy!37 Blowin’ in the Wind39

activities Book Club43 Wanna Be44 Activity Zone/Directory48 Ocean’s 1150 Word Search52

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Service of the Month53 Real Speak54 Health & Beauty55

Miss New Jersey 2010 Ashleigh Udalovas relinquishes her crown this month. Read her interview on page 17.

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Eating in the OC Chef of the Month

Chef Steve Novak from Grilled Cheese & Crabcake Compa ny

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E BLOOMSBURG University alumni are certainly a fun-loving, successful and good looking bunch. And humble. It’s true. Jay over at Jay’s Crabshack, John and Kathy at the Onni Shop on the Boards, NBA Coach Chuck Daly, me – we Huskies know how to represent. And now it’s time to add another name to that list: Steve Novak, restaurateur extraordinaire. I met Steve, who was introduced to me by his college nickname, “Flounder,” in Ocean City many years back when he was still a student at Bloom. He was working at Jay’s Crabshack and picking up pointers on running his own restaurant. Now he’s got his own place, The Grilled Cheese and Crabcake Company on Laurel Drive in Somers Point. The menu is simple, but delicious, the restaurant is clean, and Steve is building a loyal following one crabcake at a time. OC mag: Give me a quick bio Steve. Steve: Grew up in Bethlehem, Pa., went to Bloomsburg, as you know, and am a self-taught cook. Cooking was something I always really loved to do and something that came naturally to me. I’ve always been in the kitchen since I was a kid, making my mom’s food taste better. OC Mag: Woah! Hold on there Bucko. Does your mom know you’re talking that sort of trash? Steve: Oh yeah, my mom will be the first to admit that’s true. I’d be 10 years old and she’d be cooking something up and I’d go

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into the seasonings cabinet, add a dash of this and a little of that. My mom would say, ‘this is the best I ever made’ and I would say ‘that’s because I added this, this and this.’ She would just laugh. I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my family for years. Made my first turducken at 17. OC mag. Woah, woah woah, you’re losing me here bro. What in Rachel Ray’s name is a turducken? Steve: It’s a chicken, stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey. You bone them first then layer with stuffing – awesome. It looks like a regular turkey, but what’s inside is totally different. It’s not your regular Thanksgiving meal. OC mag. I never heard of that. Where’d you discover that? Steve: It’s big in the South. I saw it on TV once and decided I wanted to do it. So I told my parents I was making it and they were like ‘go for it, but don’t mess up Thanksgiving’. I did a great job. That’s when I realized I had some talent in the kitchen. It came out great and I thought ‘hey, I can do this.’ OC mag: And your major in college was? Steve: Business administration. OC mag: Of course it was. So where’d you start. Steve: Well my family is a bunch of academics so I thought I’d wind up going down that path. But working with Jay (at Jay’s Crabshack in Ocean City) as he was opening his business was an inspiration. Watching him open his own place helped me realize

Chef Steve shows off his Angry Lobster Melt sandwich that I could do it too. I learned a lot from him. Then I got a job at Harrah’s Casino running the Ben and Jerry’s and I did well there. But when my parents saw that I could do it, they offered to invest in my own place. And this place was up for sale and it was just right; small, unique, interesting. It was just what I was looking for. OC mag: Favorite dish on the menu? Steve: The angry crabmelt. The crabmelt is popular but I like things with a kick so the angry crab melt comes with grilled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and a homemade spicy tarter. It’s our all star sandwich on steroids. OC mag: OC mag does not endorse the use of performance

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enhancing substances. But we like jalapenos. How do you spend your time off? Steve: Doing laundry. But if I get lucky with a day off in the summer I’m at the beach kayaking or fishing or surfing. It’s the reason I live here. I love the water. People come here for vacation, but I get to live here. OC mag: Describe your cuisine in five words. Steve: Familiar food in a unique way. OC mag: That’s six words Mr. Bloomsburg. Steve: Have a jalapeno. -Interview by Bill Godfrey, Photo by Emily Righter

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Baked by the Beach Decadent Chocolate Truffles

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Kristen Dowd treats dads to a decadent dessert

INHERITED a lot of things from my dad. My nose, for instance, and the shape of my mouth. I love to read, math was always one of my favorite subjects in school and I rock at Scrabble – that’s all from my dad, too. Oh, and one more thing I inherited from my dad? My sweet tooth. This works out pretty perfectly for Father’s Day. I typically make some decadent chocolate treat as a gift, which my dad loves. And I always make a little extra to keep for myself, which I love. It’s a sweet tooth win-win!

For Father’s Day 2011 – which falls on June 19 this year – I decided on chocolate truffles. These rich little sweets are, at their most basic, a blend of high quality chocolate and heavy cream. Sounds delicious, no? One my favorite things about truffles is that they are so adaptable, too! I’ve made Irish cream truffles, coffee truffles, chocolate raspberry truffles and coconut truffles all from the same basic recipe. You can coat them in dark, milk or white chocolate – or you can just roll them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts or crunched coffee beans. The options are endless – you just have to be

creative! One of the main things you want to remember when you’re making truffles is that you want to use the best quality chocolate available. If you think about it, the chocolate is what really makes the truffles, so if you’re using a cheap, mediocre chocolate, then you’re going to have, well, mediocre truffles. And who wants that? Go for bittersweet chocolate that is 60% cocoa or higher. The cocoa percentage takes into account the cocoa and cocoa butter content of the chocolate. The higher this percentage, the lower the sugar, giving the bittersweet chocolate a richer, fuller flavor. (For the record, I usually use Ghirardelli bittersweet baking

bars when I make my truffles, which are available at most grocery stores.) If you’re going to add flavorings to your truffles, there are two ways to go about doing this. Some sources recommend adding the flavor to your simmering heavy cream. I’ve actually never done this – I always add my flavor after I melt the chocolate with the hot cream and begin blending the ingredients together. The amount of your flavoring is also going to vary, but a good rule of thumb is to start with a teaspoon if you’re using an extract, or up to an ounce of a liquor. When making chocolate p Continued on page 8

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truffles, you are actually making a thick ganache. Depending on the amount of cream you add to the recipe, the ganache can be used for truffles, as a sauce, to enrobe a cake, etc. The low percentage of cream to chocolate in this recipe makes the ganache thick and ideal for rolling truffles. Making truffles is not difficult, but it does take some time, so make sure you set aside enough of your day for the entire process. Trust me – your dad is going to thank you for the effort. I want to celebrate my dad this Father’s Day because, well, he has been my hero for as long as I can remember. When I was a little kid, he would save me from sticky fingers by

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licking around the bottom of my melting ice cream cones. In grade school, he introduced me to his favorite childhood stories about Freddy the Pig – books that quickly became my favorites, too. In college, I called him the night before big calculus exams to go over methods and problems. And as an adult living in Ocean City’s south end, my dad would keep me company on long, meandering walks through town with my dog, Piper. What better way to celebrate all the things my dad has done for me over the years than with a homemade gift of delicious truffles? Oh, and don’t forget to keep at least a couple for yourself – trust me, you’re going to be happy you did!

Decadent Chocolate Truffles Yield: 20-30 truffles 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, 60% cocoa or higher 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or another flavor, if desired) Cocoa powder, for coating First, chop your chocolate very fine and place it into a heatproof bowl. You want the bowl large enough that when you add your cream, the chocolate will be fully covered. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the half cup heavy cream to a simmer. Small bubbles will appear on the top of the cream, and steam will escape the surface. Be careful not to boil the cream

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– this may result in a broken ganache when you add it to your chocolate. Also, do not add your cream too soon – if it is not hot enough, it will not melt your chocolate. Once simmering, pour the cream over your chocolate. Allow this mixture to sit for a few minutes until the chocolate is fully melted. Using a small spatula or spoon, gently stir the mixture. It may not look like it is combining, but don’t worry – continue to gently stir, and you will see the emulsion take place. Once well blended, allow to cool and then place in the refrigerator for an hour or two – long enough that when you handle the ganache, you can form it into a ball. When you’re ready to shape

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your truffles, all you need are your hands, a wax paper-lined cookie sheet, and a little speed. If you happen to have a melon baller, these work great for shaping truffles, too. Remove your ganache from the refrigerator. Scoop out small bits of ganache and quickly shape into round balls between your hands – you have to be fast, because the ganache will start melting from your body heat. You can make your truffles as small or large as you want. I like to make mine the size of a large black cherry. Place your rolled truffles onto the wax paper-lined cookie sheet. When you finish, place the sheet back into the refrigerator for several hours before coating – you want your truffles very firm so they don’t melt during the last step. The simplest way to coat your truffles is to roll them in cocoa powder, which is what we’re doing in this recipe. Keep in mind you can dip them in chocolate or roll them in another coating, like chocolate shavings or toasted coconut, if desired. When you’re ready to coat the truffles, you will need two plates (one with your cocoa powder, another empty) and a fork. Roll your truffles in the cocoa powder and remove them to the second plate on the tines of your fork, gently tapping the fork to remove extra cocoa powder. If the truffles still look like they have too much powder, you can gently tap the plate to shake off more excess. Store your truffles in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for one to two weeks. Of course, after you give these to dad for a gift, I doubt they’re going to last more than a couple of days. Opposite Top: The recipe calls for mixing together the chocolate and cream until well blended. Form the chocolate truffles with a melon baller if you have one on hand. Bottom: Almost good enough to eat. But first you have to coat the truffles in cocoa powder. Above: The finished truffles are dad’s best friend!

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Famished Foodie The Clam Bar

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FTER I decided to review Smitty’s Clam Bar in Somers Point, I was totally psyched. Probably because it’s still pre-season and the summer crowds have yet to arrive. However, being a local I still thought it might best to show up before 5:30, or maybe closer to closing, if I didn’t want to wait for a table. This place gets crowded in the summer, and for good reason. But we weren’t too worried anyway; we had a six pack if there was a wait. We rolled into the clam shellcovered parking lot at 5:20 and were seated right away in the back room. The dining room is narrow and bright with low ceilings and separated into front and back sections. There is also a dining room on the bay side that they share with a breakfast shop that closes after lunch. The

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decor is pure Jersey Shore. It’s old-fashioned Somers Point and that’s the way folks like it. Local artists display paintings and photographs that are available for purchase. The tables are rustic and covered with brightly colored vinyl fish tablecloths. This only adds to the charm. From the coffee shop tables you can get a terrific view of the bay and 9th Street bridge construction. The magnificent scent of the bay and the seafood is all around. Our hostess was very polite and also the owner of the establishment. It seemed like she knew every customer intimately, as if they were family. That’s the way they roll at The Clam Bar. This place is a Somers Point landmark, an icon even. People fall in love here. Men have gotten down on one knee and proposed in the parking lot. This is the real deal. We decided to take a table in the dining room as opposed to a seat at the outside counter because of inclement weather. The bar seating can be fun on a busy summer night for

sheer entertainment. You get to watch the hustle bustle of college kids (mostly girls) scoop hot soup from giant cauldronlike pots. Or you can just people watch. Hungry tourists line up three deep in the summer to get a seat at the bar. Mostly I enjoy a seat outside on a hot day not for the hot soup that the Clam Bar is famous for, but more for the raw clams. Someone from the kitchen is called up front to shuck them right in front of you. We were approached quickly after being seated for our beverage order, we declined sodas since this is a BYOB establishment. We had a six pack and our waitress offered us a bucket of ice to help keep our beers cold. The Clam Bar doesn’t have wine glasses so my advice is to go with beer or bring your own glass. We ordered our meal with a little help from our waitress. The daily fish specials are posted on several white boards dotted around the restaurant, choose your fish, then a sauce. The special boards also boast a collection of hot seafood casseroles. We went

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with the salmon in a yogurt lemon and dill sauce, and the seafood au gratin. We also ordered a couple of appetizers. There is no shortage of help at The Clam Bar and we had one person take our order and many different helpers deliver, clear and bring more food, a constant flow of attentive staff. Just because we sat in the dining room, it didn’t stop us from ordering the raw “little neck” clams. Our server explained that these were the small, sweeter ones. They were fresh and tasted just like the ocean. We couldn’t pass on the soup, so we went with the soup du jour – a crab and corn chowder. It was thick, creamy and slightly sweet, not for the weight watcher of course. Just enough crab meat for the price too. We also ordered the corn fritter appetizer – a crowd favorite. About six or seven balls of fried batter and corn are served with a homemade honey butter. They were served very warm so the butter melted to create a perfect sweet and savory bite each time. Tasty.

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Shortly after we completed our apps the entrees came, and our waitress informed us that the inside casserole dish was hot (we could tell from the sauce bubbling over the sides). The seafood au gratin was a mixture of crab, shrimp and scallops in a creamy cheese sauce. I chose the coleslaw as a side dish.  The slaw was minced and mayo coated - refreshing with the steamy au gratin. I really enjoyed this seafood dish. My partner got the salmon in the non-fat yogurt lemon and dill sauce. The salmon was very light and tangy. A great combination with a ton of flavor. My partner opted for the french fries and applesauce sides. The fries were crispy with a clean oil taste. There wasn’t one left and we enjoyed scooping up the au gratin sauce with them, our own version of cheese fries, I suppose. She also opted for the lettuce and tomato salad. This came with a   nice creamy ranch style dressing and our waitress informed us that it was made in house. Our plates were cleared quickly and we were offered coffee and dessert. Of course I needed to know if they are made on the premise, and our waitress informed us that the apple pie

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is baked there. Now, the check was brought with the pie. The Clam Bar is busy in the summer and really isn’t the place for lingering (although we never felt rushed), but there are probably two or three dinner parties waiting for your table the moment you finish. No need to ask for a check, but I’m okay with this concept, like I said it’s not gourmet. It’s good service with fast, consistent, time-tested and delicious food. And the price is right too. The Clam Bar isn’t about keeping up with the newest trends in food and decor. They’re oldschool and they’ll tell you that themselves. No pretensions or white tablecloths, but fresh food served the way you like it. Perhaps this is why they continue to do well year after year after year. A collection of T-shirt memorabilia and faded pictures of staff past and present adorn the walls of the front hallway entrance. This is Clam Bar decor. Fancy? Definitely not. It’s homey and comfortable. You’re family

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The Dining Guide A quirky, useful guide to eating out in and around OC ALL NATURAL AWARD WINNING PIZZA Good Old Lou makes an awesome pie. Good stuff. 1136 Asbury Avenue, 391-2212. Call for hours. BENNIE’S BREAD AND ROLLS Truly magnificent bread, Italian pastries, cakes, and tomato pie – yum! 1159 Asbury Avenue, 398-9450. See ad page 11. BLOOM ‘N TULIP A full menu of fantastic fare, just steps from the beach. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner. 1001 Ocean Avenue, 399-4953. CHATTERBOX RESTAURANT Big. Pink. Legendary. 500 9th Street, 399-0113. See ad this page. COUSIN’S RESTAURANT Varied and sophisticated menu. Outside dining too. 104 Asbury, 399-9462. Catering too. CUSTARD CASTLE Mamora’s freshest homemade ice cream served up by super friendly folks. Fat-free yogurt too! 137 Route 9, Marmora, (609) 390-4432. See ad page 9. DEL’S OCEANSIDE GRILL Joe Del’s menu is time-tested and sure to please

adults and kiddies alike. 934 Boardwalk, 399-3931. FLIPPER’S GRILLE Outside on the pool deck at the Port-O-Call Hotel. Burgers and such with nice outside tables. Perfect if you want to take a break from the beach. 1510 Boardwalk, 399-8812. GEORGE’S CANDIES AND BREAKFAST GRILL Fantastic breakfasts, even better macaroons (it’s true). Great ice cream too. 700 Boardwalk, 398-4444. GRILLED CHEESE & CRABCAKE COMPANY Chef Steve brings you updated classic food at this small, clean joint in Somers Point. 55 W. Laurel Drive, (609) 601-7533. See ad page 9. HULA RESTAURANT AND SAUCE COMPANY Great cook, great staff, great food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aloha! One of the best in town. 940 Boardwalk, 399-2400. See ad facing page. JAY’S CRABSHACK Awesome crabcakes, Old Bay fries, kid friendly, cute staff. Go Huskies. 737 Asbury, 399-4022. Open year round.

JILLY’S with an ice cream factory and a french fry factory you can’t go wrong. Ice cream, 1172 Boardwalk. Fries, 1034 Boardwalk.

perior thin-crust pizza. Sandwiches and salads too. Plus an ice cream bar! Lots of seats as well. 1004 Boardwalk, 3980636. Call for hours.

JOHNNY B. GOODE ICE CREAM PARLOR My in-laws love this place – and I love my in-laws. 14th and Asbury, 5250646.

READY’S COFFEE SHOP Old school. Really good old school. 415 8th Street, 399-4418. Open year round.

JOHNSON’S POPCORN Three locations, one great bucket ‘o popcorn. 1368 Boardwalk, 398-5404. KIRK’S PIZZA This classic pizza place is always busy (a good sign) and consistently yummy. We love the chicken cheesesteak with mushrooms. 44 Route 9, Marmora. (609) 390-1845. See ad page 6. MACK & MANCO PIZZA An Ocean City icon. Three locations on the boards. 7th, 9th, and 12th Streets, 399-2548. 9th Street open all year. MALLON’S HOMEMADE STICKY BUNS Great Stuff, 14th and Bay, (888) 880-BUNS. NIZAM’S This authentic Indian eatery is one of our favorites. Owner Syed is always on hand and the food is always fabulous. You’ll be thinking of the tamarind sauce days after your meal. 6666 Black Horse Pike, EHT. (609) 677-8829. See ad page 11. OCEAN CITY COFFEE COMPANY The perfect cup of coffee. Fresh noshes too. 928 Boardwalk, 399-5533. Coffee’s important! OCEAN CITY SEAFOOD Fabulous crabcakes. Voted Best of Shore. 846 Central, (609) 814-1203. OC SURF CAFÉ Very good – so good it’s “sick.” Surf inspired cuisine in a cute setting. 715 8th Street, 391-9555. Call for hours. PURE TACOS Premium tacos, nachos and salads, all gluten free. 1138 Boardwalk, 736-8028. THE PINK PARROT GRILLE Great ocean views at the Port-O-Call Hotel. Kid friendly but tasty enough for adults. 1510 Boardwalk, 399-8812. PREP’S PIZZERIA AND DAIRY BAR Su-

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RED’S JERSEY-MEX Superior Mexican/ Southwest food. Other local chefs eat here – always a good sign. 11th and Haven, 399-2272. Open year round. See ad page 7. SCULLY’S ASBURY CAFÉ Ocean City’s newest family tradition. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the ahi tuna rolls. 955 Asbury Avenue, 391-1111. Open year round. SINDIA RESTAURANT Great American cuisine and your meal includes everything – dessert too. Serving B, L, D. New outside deck too. 801 Plymouth Place, 399-1997. THE CLAM BAR A legendary place right on the bay in Somers Point with views of Ocean City, open air dining, delish seafood, and corn fritters (go early if you want these). 910 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, 927-8783. See ad page 6. UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE An Ocean City favorite. Legendary breakfasts and lunches too. Two locations. 2112 Asbury, 40th and West, 398-7393. Great ice cream too! VARSITY INN A locals’ favorite. Open 7am till 2pm. 605 E. 8th Street, 3991500. VOLTACO’S What? You didn’t already know about this place? Great Italian food. 957 West Avenue, 399-0753. See ad page 7. WALT’S ORIGINAL PRIMO PIZZA Walt knows how to make a great pie. 832 Boardwalk, 525-0022. WARDS PASTRY Freshly baked goodies and treats. 730 Asbury Avenue, 3991260. YIANNI’S CAFE Fresh, delicious and Greek-inspired. Try the new location inside the Community Center. 841 Asbury and 1735 Simpson, 391-1113.

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Martin Z. Mullosk Day Thursday, May 5

OC Chamber Marketing Director Shawnda McGinnis gets “claw”bered by Martin Z. Mullosk, the official mascot of the OC

The adorable Nancy and Dick Waddell, founding members of the Ocean City Wind Chime Band.

Dr. Frankenstein and the famous hermit crab

Karen, Timmy, Emily, and Kaylee Kratz

Miranda and Nathan Cardiff came here from their home state of Michigan

Isn’t OC awesome? Case in point? Presenting Dr. Frankenstein and Trash Buster.

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Local Ocean Random Employee of the Month

Kayla Sloan from Wards Pastry Where are you from? Ocean City, NJ. What do you do at Wards Pastry? I work at the counter and do customer service. What book are you reading right now? Vera Wang on Weddings by Vera Wang. What’s your favorite beach in OC? The one closest to the Longport Bridge. Favorite shop in OC? Helena’s Consignment Shop on Asbury Avenue. Favorite restaurant? Jon and Patty’s, which is also in the Downtown. Interview and photos by Iva Stoyneva

How many men does it take to move a giant, orange octopus? Well, in this case, moving the scultpure that used to greet customers at Golden Galleon Golf on 11th Street and the Boardwalk, it takes about six... but hey, it IS giant. What’s going in its place? An giant alligator.

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On the Boards Monday, May 2

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Pam McCullough and Carol Bruno

David Crockett, Kimberly, Susan, and Kenneth Klingborg

Gwen Gray and Betty Schaffrick

Jeffrey Flager and Jaime Leonen

Kim and Marley Kean

Lauren Keenan and her rad ride

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EAR not New Jersey. I know everyone has a million things to worry about these days, many of them beyond our control. But here’s one thing you didn’t have to worry about this past year – the young woman representing our grand state as “Miss New Jersey 2010.” Rest assured that Ashleigh Udalovas is poised, wellspoken and a most excellent representative for the Garden State. Ashleigh is set to relinquish her crown this month at the yearly “Miss New Jersey” pageant at the Music Pier on June 18. Read on for some insight into this Millville native... 1. OC Mag: Give me your New Jersey creds, Ashleigh. Ashleigh: I was born and raised in Millville, where I still reside today. I attended Millville public schools, I attended Cumberland County College for two years as part of the New Jersey Stars program, and I just graduated from Rowan University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and a minor in education. 2. OC Mag: Okay, that’s Jersey. What’s next on your agenda? Ashleigh: I applied to Rutgers Camden School of Law and I’m still awaiting a response. In the meantime, I might do some teaching as a substitute. I definitely plan on using my scholarship money to continue my education, whether that means working toward a master’s degree or attending law school. Continuing my education is definitely my plan for fall. 3. OC Mag: So what’s the past year been like? Have any favorite memories? Ashleigh: I’d have to start at the beginning with being crowned at the Ocean City Music Pier. It had taken me four years competing at the state level to achieve my dream of becoming Miss New Jersey. Each year before that I was a runner up, including first runner up in 2009 and then finally I was Miss New Jersey. That was a defining moment in my life. And second I’d say walking the Miss America stage. Until you’re a part of that, you don’t realize you’re a part of something much bigger. Just being there is a huge accomplishment. 4. OC Mag: Wow, that’s perseverance. Any marriage proposals during the last year? Ashleigh: (laughing) Occasionally during a parade, but none that were accepted. 5. OC Mag: Dish the dirt on yourself... Ashleigh: Oh there have been some funny moments over the past year, but last summer I was invited to drive in a celebrity go-kart race for charity. It was at New Jersey Motorsports Park and it was about 90 degrees and I was, by far, the worst driver there. Every single barrier that could be hit I hit. They could not

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have picked a worse driver. I was doing 360s in the middle of the track. It was a comedy show, like I was in an episode of I love Lucy. But I finished! Last place, but I finished. I really think that experience could be made into a reality show – “Miss New Jersey at the Race Track.” 5 1/2. OC Mag: Favorite thing about Ocean City? Ashleigh: Being a Millville girl, Ocean City was my shore point – beach, boardwalk – it was Ocean City. Ocean City is like my second home, even though I don’t have a home here. I love sitting by the Music Pier, but I really love the beach, up around 13th Street or so. And I felt very at home competing here. I mean it’s so warm and welcoming. It really is America’s Greatest Family Resort. It’s a little gem here in South Jersey. 6. OC Mag: Favorite Jersey produce? Ashleigh: Jersey Tomatoes! Best in the world! 6 1/2. OC Mag: Do you get to keep the crown? Ashleigh: Yes! And I’m very happy about that. The Miss New Jersey competition is June 15-18 in Ocean City at the Music Pier. The festivities kick off with the annual Boardwalk Parade where contestants dress in theme each year and indulge the crowd as requests to “Show us your shoes” are yelled out. See this year’s contestants in the photo above and see the events on the following page for more info.

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2 HUMANE SOCIETY OF OCEAN CITY FAMILY 3 - 5 OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW MINI GOLF NIGHT 6 to 8pm at Golden Galleon golf course, 11th & Boardwalk. $5 per person. All proceeds benefit shelter residents. For more information, call (609) 399-2018 or visit www.hsocnj.org.

See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Show times are Friday 2 to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.

2 WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH AT GILLIAN’S 4 FURRY FRIENDS FLEA MARKET WONDERLAND PIER Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday, 82 years on the Ocean City Boardwalk. 6-10pm on 6th and Boardwalk. All rides will be 1 ticket. Fireworks at 9pm. Rides open at 6pm and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos.

2&9 BOOK SURFERS

2:30 to 3:30pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library. 4th and 5th grade Book Club. Kids keep books and get snacks. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

8am to 1pm at the Humane Society of Ocean City. Outdoor flea market, proceeds will benefit shelter animals. rain or shine event. For more information, call (609) 398-8037 or visit www. furryfriendsfleamarket.yolasite.com or www. hsocnj.org.

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MITCHELL MCALLISTER OCEAN CITY WALK 9am to noon at 5th & Boardwalk. Walk in memory of Mitchell McAllister and to raise funds to support Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s direct service programs. Proceeds will support families in South Jersey who are faced with challenges of caring for a child with cancer. For more information, call (856) 852-4803 or visit www.emmanuelcancer.org.

5 MIND-BODY YOGA WORKSHOP

2 to 3pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Learn how to manage stress, deal with resistance and release negative energy on and off the yoga mat. Participants will learn basic yoga flow, a look into how the mind works and other mind & body practices. Facilitated by Sharon Simon from the Rothenberg Center and Amy Stephanik, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

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NEW JERSEY MASTERCHORALE CONCERT 7 to 9pm at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue. For more information, visit www.octabernacle.org.

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CLASSIC FILM SERIES WITH DR. WALTER BROWN 6 to 8:30pm, classic films will be shown. Dr. Walter Brown will present each film and briefly discuss how it relates to “American Heroes & Myths.” The films will be shown in the library’s Main Lecture Room. FREE Admission. For more infor-

mation, call (609) 399-2434.

7 OCEAN CITY FINE ARTS MONTHLY MOVIE

6:30 to 9pm. Ocean City Fine Arts League will show an art related film each month. This month’s film is Moulin Rouge. For more information, call (609) 3992434.

10 “IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD HOPPER” 7 to 8:30pm. Invitational Themed Show and “meet the artist reception” at the Ocean City Arts Center.

10 “FLOWERS”

6 to 7:30pm. Artist Reception at the Ocean City Fine Arts League. For more information, call (609) 814-0308.

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ILY GOLF OUTING 8:45am to noon at the Ocean City Golf Course, 24th & Bay Avenue. A shotgun start tournament with prizes, lunch and gift bag for all participants. $30 a player. $25 hole sponsorship. For more information, call (609) 399-2018 or visit www.hsocnj.org.

11 TOURING YOUTH CHOIR CONCERT

7 to 9pm at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Touring Youth Choir and Bells from Pompano Beach, FL, New Presbyterian Church, Directors John and Lisa Wilson. For more information, visit www. octabernacle.org.

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NOR’EASTERS UNITED WAY CHARITY DAY MASCOT RACE 6 to 7:30pm at Carey Stadium, 6th & Atlantic Avenue. Come and see the biggest mascot race of the year and help raise money for United Way. Special events include Mascot Race, On-field soccer competitions. Free entry for supporters who bring five books to donate to United Way and Ocean City FC Players. For more information, call (609) 525-9999 or visit www.oceancityfc.com.

14 BASIC EMAIL WORKSHOP

9 to 11am. Each following Wednesday of the month. Learn e-mail basics; send and receive, set up your contacts, attach and download files. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

15-18 MISS NEW JERSEY BOARDWALK PARADE 7 to 9pm on the Boardwalk. Preliminary compe-


titions, and the finals at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.

9am to 3pm, Music Pier Loggia. Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Specialized crafts to be sold. For more information, call (610) 368-6656.

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7 to 8:30pm. Professional entertainer and comedian Ron MacCloskey hosts a lively game show – suitable for children – in which contestants are asked multiple questions and the audience is encouraged to shout out suggested answers. Plus, there will be prizes! Free admission. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

18 – 19 JOHNSON’S POPCORN FATHER’S

DAY FAMILY FUN FEST 9am to 6pm on the Boardwalk at 11th Street. Face Painters, Bands, Magicians & Pony rides. For more information, call (609) 525- 9300.

9am to 2pm at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Avenue. Boardwalk parade after 2pm. Over 300 vintage vehicles. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.

25 PHILADELPHIA BOYS

CHOIR AND CHORALE 7 to 8:30pm. Performance at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th & Central Ave. Tickets are $10 or 6 for $50 if ordered early. $15 at the door. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, call (609) 399-2988.

Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. A fun filled week of contests leading up to July 4 complete with taffy sculpting, treasure hunts and more. For more information, call (609) 525-9300.

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DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI 7 to 8:30pm. Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers and also writes the X-Men spin-off CABLE for Marvel Comics and IMMORTAL IRON FIST. He will be reading excerpts from his newest book “Fun and Games.” Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

28 SUMMER BOOK CLUB

6:30 to 8:30pm Discuss some great reads this

19-26 RESTAURANT WEEK

Get two for one deals at participating restaurants all over the island during the third annual restaurant week.

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BROWN 6 to 8:30pm, classic films will be shown. Dr. Walter Brown will present each film and briefly discuss how it relates to “American Heroes & Myths.” The films will be shown in the library’s Main Lecture Room. FREE Admission. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

22 FUNDAY AT PLAYLAND

1 to 5pm at Playland’s Castaway Cove, 10th & Boardwalk. Rides/Mini-Golf/Go-Carts $10 Wristband. Proceeds benefit Community Quest’s housing and employment programs for disadvantaged populations. Raindate: Friday, June 24. For more information, call (609) 646-0388 or visit www.CQInc.org.

22 BEACHCOMBER’S BIOLOGY LECTURE

7 to 8pm. A detailed look at some common and not-so-common flora and fauna of the beach and intertidal areas. Presented by the NJ Audubon and Nature Center of Cape May. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

24 ROCK THE BOARDS 3 CONCERT

7 to 9pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. South Jersey’s Bound By Nothing hosts the 3rd annual original music showcase. “Rock the Boards 3” will feature some of the area’s top original artists from different musical genres in a family-friendly atmosphere suitable for listeners of all ages. For more information, call (856) 357-0000 or visit www.freshfromthevine. com.

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26 LIL’ NOR’EASTERS DAY

6 to 7:30pm at Carey Stadium, 6th & Atlantic Avenue. Lil’ Nor’easters Day Vs Jersey Express. Adults $6 and youth $4. Special game day dedicated to the future Nor’easter soccer players, special events include a Lil’ Kickz demonstration by a local school, Speed Shot with prizes, a youth 5v5 game, Free Entry to Ocean City FC players of all ages, check Facebook (Ocean City FC) for half price coupons. For more information, call (609) 525-9999 or visit www.oceancityfc.com.

26 OCEAN CITY POPS

7:30 to 10pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. Opening concert with entertainer and singer Lucie Arnaz. Meet Ms. Arnaz at an after-the-concert champagne/dessert reception at the Flanders Hotel. $25 for tickets.

27 JULY JUBILEE

June 27 to July 1. 11am to noon at the Ocean City

summer with the library’s book club. The first 25 people to register will receive free copies of the selected books. Registration is required. For more information, call (609) 399-2434.

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FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS Every Tuesday through August 23. 10am to 1pm on Asbury Avenue. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors.

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FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday through September 7 from 8am to 1pm at the Tabernacle Grounds.

29 BROADWAY ON THE BOARDWALK

7:30pm at the Ocean City Music Pier. A tribute to Broadway featuring the professional 2011 Company Members and starring Tony Nominated Mr. Robert Cuccioli. $15 for tickets. For more information, call (609) 525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us. *dates and times are subject to change, please confirm before you head out!


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Cousins Ella and Matty Jefferson

JoKann and George Klett

Scott and Jackie Guest, Georgiann Devlin and Kuma the Akita

Kyle Wristbridge, James Wilkes, Tim Williams

Monica Maben and Drew Hynes

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It’s History The Flanders Hotel & The Big Pool

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F YOU were in Ocean City before 1978, you probably remember the big swimming pool between the boardwalk and Flanders Hotel. Jack G. Jernee, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, officially opened the large pool, diving pool and kiddies’ pool on July 27, 1929. He was also poolside on May 30, 1924 when the Flanders’ first pool, built between the hotel’s solariums, was officially opened. The Flanders’ aquatic center was equal to any in the country in size and magnificence. The large pool was 50-yards wide; the diving pool was 10-feet deep and had three diving boards – three, ten and 30 feet high; and the children had their own shallow wading pool. During the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s water shows were a popular form of summer entertainment, and the shows put on by the Ocean City lifeguards were the best in the country. They were designed by Captain Jernee to educate, entertain and thrill the people who packed the bleachers surrounding the pools. The International Swimming Hall of

Fred Miller on Days Gone By Fame, located in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, has a large exhibit featuring water shows from all over the country and it includes a poster advertising the August 23, 1929 Flanders Water Carnival. The main attraction was Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller. Over 5,000 people watched Weissmuller beat Ocean City lifeguards Frank Holt, Matt McConnell and Richard Beatty in the 100-yard freestyle race. Even after the popularity of the water shows ended, the OCBP swimmers continued to train in the large pool and they won a record 13 straight South Jersey Lifeguard Swimming Meets between 1960 and 1972. The pools were opened to the public and a large bathhouse was available for people to change and shower. On a hot day 1,500 people would be at the pools by noon.

The following information is from a 1966 Flanders Hotel advertisement: “A popular spot for thousands during the warm summer days and evenings is the Flanders Hotel swimming pools, 11th and the Boardwalk. There are three pools, opened to the public, and suitable for swimmers of all sizes. In addition to the Olympic sized 50yard chest deep pool, there is a smaller and deeper pool used for high and low diving, and a third pool with about 18 inches depth

Top Right: This pool, located between the hotel solariums, opened on May 30, 1924. Bottom Right: This postcard, postmarked June 24, 1936, includes the hotel as a reason to come to the resort. Above Left: Since it opened in 1923, the Flanders Hotel has been one of Ocean City’s most popular postcard subjects. In early days it seemed everyone learned how to swim in the Flanders pool. Notice the instructor giving a lesson to a young boy.

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for the very small children. The Patio Pool is reserved for guests of the Flanders. A staff of instructors and lifeguards is on duty daily. These men and women teach swimming to beginners and to others.” September 4, 1978 the Flanders pool closed, never to open again – a victim of low attendance and high maintenance costs. Playland’s Castaway Cove, an amusement park, is now on the pool site. It is an example of how Ocean City changes to meet the demands of the public so the resort can remain “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”

Top Right: The bleachers surrounding the pools were always filled with people who were there to watch the aquatic exhibitions. Left: Professional divers always drew a crowd to the Flanders pool. Bottom Right: The Flanders still advertises: “Guests can enjoy a swim in our heated outdoor pool.”

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Johnis Seybold from the Lucky F ind in Ocean City Where’s your shop? 1035 Asbury. Describe your shop in five words: Inviting, colorful, unique, surprising and quality. What do you sell? Unique pieces of jewelry that reflect a person’s individual personality and enhance their particular beauty. I create things that’ll compliment and accentuate a person and not be overpowering because the person should be the most beautiful part of the ensemble. What do you love about OC? The beach and the ocean, the sand on my feet, the Boardwalk and let’s not forget the people – locals as well as shoobies, I love them all.

How do you spend your days off? Right now I don’t have days off, but if I do get one, I try to do something with friends and it doesn’t matter what we do, whether we go to the Boardwalk or the beach or a restaurant. Why the name ‘Lucky Find’? My mother started the business on a shoestring with antiques and collectibles. I used to find things at thrift stores and yard sales and I’d say, ‘Look at the lucky find I got today!’ and she said if she ever had a store like that she would want to call it the ‘Lucky Find.’ How did you get started in making jewelry? I started out as a fine artist, drawing and painting.

When I discovered jewelry, it was on my 20th birthday and a friend of mine took me to a beadwork store where you could make your own jewelry. I was instantly fascinated by it. You can have a wearable piece of art in a relatively short period of time. What’s the favorite piece you’ve ever made? My favorite pieces are always the ones I’m currently working on. I’ve made custom pieces for my friend Gretchen Bruesehoff, who competes in beauty pageants, and I think I’ve made some of the prettiest pieces ever for her. -Interview & photos by Alanna Fuschillo

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Stef’s Must Haves... Dad’s Day CHOCOLATES FROM FRALINGER’S

Really peeps, do we need to cover an oreo in chocolate? I mean, it’s pretty sweet by itself, no? The answer to this is a loud - heck yeah we do! If you are still shaking your head, my guess is you’ve never tried one of these sandwich cookies smothered in amazing choc. It’s pure chocolatey-genius. The folks at Fralinger’s recently purchase Bayard’s Chocolates and now make all their own chocolates. Give dad a few packages of his favorites and you’ll make his day sweeter than he ever thought possible. Yum. 1100 Boardwalk, OC, 609-399-2202.

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Hey Hey – I know, you’re looking at this magazine cover and saying, “really...an old mag?” But here’s the thing. Dad? He’s going to love it. Believe me. Okay, perhaps The Champ isn’t going to do it for him, (and perhaps I picked him because I’m into fitness boxing these days), but Only Yesterday has a bunch of awesome nostalgia items. It’s fun to see what’s here and it’s fun to make dad happy. Some would even say it’s a knockout! 1108 Boardwalk, OC, 609-398-2869.

KITES FROM AIR CIRCUS One of the best things about heading to the beach is seeing the dads struggle to get kites up in the air on days when the wind just isn’t cooperating. (insert evil laughter here). But on beach days where the wind is light and steady, there’s nothing better than flying a colorful kite. Air Circus has a whole lotta kites and employees who know their stuff. If your dad is up for a kite challenge, give him one of these. Sure, it’s not your standard diamond shape, but he’s not your standard dad, is he? Go fly a kite. 1114 Boardwalk, OC, 609-399-9343.

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Walking into Glazed Over Studios on Asbury ignites the same gleeful feeling you used to get as a child when your mom bought you a brand new 64 box of Crayola crayons. The potential is limitless and you know fun will take center stage for several hours. Glazed Over is a bright, pleasing space where you can get your creative on and make dad anything you want to make him, as customized as you want it to be. Paint or mosaics? You decide. Either way, you both win. 854 Asbury, 398-8880.

I love homemade foods. They taste better than anything you get in a store that’s mass produced. You know this. So, when my friend Jenn Freeman’s husband Danny started making his own jams and jellies, I knew I had to taste. Jenn served this blueberry lime jam (with real ingredients) over a baked wheel of brie and I was hooked. Instantly. The jam has blueberries you can see, a fresh zesty lime taste and an overall home grown quality that just makes it delish. www.bigbaddadsjams.com.

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In the Biz Aimee Repici, owner of The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox is all about family. This year, they are bringing the love to Relay for Life.

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HAT do Ocean City, NJ and South Beach Miami have in common? Pink restaurants. Yes, there’s a diner in South Beach, called “Big Pink,” with a pink stucco exterior and great down-home food inside. Sound familiar? OC’s own big pink restaurant is none other than The Chatterbox. When I stepped through the doors and into the main dining section to interview owner Aimee Repici back in early May, it felt like walking into her own kitchen. That’s how at-home and comforting our big pink restaurant feels. And it’s always been that way. OC Mag: How did you come to own The Chatterbox?

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Aimee: I graduated high school, got on a bus with my girlfriend and came to Ocean City. We came to Chatterbox, met a bunch of people and made a couple road trips that summer. That following year I went to a business school. It was just too much, too fast paced, so I left there and came down to the shore. I started working as a waitress at The Chatterbox in March. I met Tom (Repici) and we were friends at first. His family owned The Chatterbox and he was a cook there. Our first dress-up-date with his parents in the Caddy was at Play Money Night at Resorts, right before the first casino opened in Atlantic City. That night I wore a dress and he wore a suit. It was the funnest night in the casino because everyone was winning and screaming and having so much fun. It was the summer of 1978. I

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never went home to Pittsburgh. Tommy and I got married on 10-11-80. OC Mag: Do you feel like meeting Tom was meant to be? Aimee: Yeah, I do. We had a great life together. We worked together and were married for 29 years when he passed on February 28, 2009. He actually married me twice. We got remarried at 25 years. OC Mag: How many children do you have? Aimee: We have four boys, Tommy, 27, who’s getting married on 9-10-11. The reason they picked the date is because (his fiance) Jessica Croce’s parents anniversary is 9-10 and ours was 10-11, so they came up with the date that combined the two. It’s the first wedding in the family. Michael is my second son and he’s 26. Matt is going to be 22 this summer and Jonathon is going to be 17 this summer. They all work here. In

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fact, they all worked last Thursday together. I have good boys. OC Mag: Are the boys gung ho about taking over The Chatterbox? Aimee: The first year when Tommy passed was really hard on Marie (Tom’s mom) and I. It went well though because we had a great staff to support us. We’re really lucky. They are stand-out people who are always there to support us and help us out. It makes the whole life better. Then the second year over the winter, I watched Kitchen Nightmare a little and got my passion back. I came in thinking, “Okay, this is my restaurant and I said to the boys, ‘this is your restaurant, It’s what you make of it.’ So they all started to get way more interested in it. OC Mag: That must have been tough for you, those first couple of years. Aimee: Tom was a great guy. We had five months from his diagnoses until he passed. But he was up walking and talking up until four days before. He was just funny. We really had five great months together and he never once said, “why me?” He gave me hope. He knew he had stage four cancer and just let me have hope. He had a great attitude. People would come in and sit down with him at the house. It was like he held court. It was pretty amazing, I’m pretty lucky. My son Tom had just gone to a Relay for Life meeting at 1pm and he came home, sat down with his dad and told him all about it. At 6pm that night, Tommy passed away. So he knew we were going to do this walk. We had everybody put money towards Relay for Life – it was a great year. We had a team in honor of my husband. OC Mag: What is Relay For Life? Aimee: It’s an awesome event. It’s a celebration of life and passing of people you love. You’re all there, it’s like a festival with tents, games, and food. They even have a DJ all night. It’s at OCHS on June 24 from 6pm to 9am. You have someone on your team walking on the track the whole time. It’s a really cool event. I love it. I’m asking people to donate in Tom’s name for the Relay. Anyone who’d like to give can stop by The Chatterbox. Even $5 helps. OC Mag: Anything new this year at The Chatterbox? Aimee: Yes. I think this summer I’m going to utilize our back room and maybe do a family trivia night. I’d also like to try a family karaoke night. I’d love to get people here at night and offer inexpensive appetizers and dollar dogs. I’m trying to bring The Box back. We have a website now and we’re on Facebook. It’s big. OC Mag: How about the menu? Aimee: We have our Chatterbox Chowder. It’s the consistency of a New England Clam Chowder, but it’s pink. It’s delicious. We hand pound our burgers and we still hand make our milkshakes. OC Mag: Why is the building pink? Aimee: It was painted pink originally when Mrs. Campbell owned it. We recently repainted the outside. It came out really pink. I like the pink. I just ordered pink checks. I might even get a pink car. I’m into the pink.

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Owner Aimee Repici hangs out at a cozy booth at The Chatterbox.

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The Shopping Guide In need of a little retail therapy? Consult this guide before hitting the streets Asbury Avenue, 399-1260. DOWNTOWN IF YOU LOVE OCEAN CITY, SHOP OCEAN CITY! Ocean City’s Downtown Shopping District was recently named the Number One U.S. City for Independent Retail! See ad page 26. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES THE GINGHAM WHALE Antiques, shore things and a lot more. 636 Asbury, 391-0996. See ad page 22. ART GALLERIES ACCENT GALLERY Gorgeous pieces of art to make your home look fabulous. 956 Asbury, 3983577. See ad page 33. FINE ARTS LEAGUE Lovely art for sale, artist shows, and classes. 608 Asbury, 814-0308. BAKED GOODS WARDS PASTRY Freshly baked goodies and treats – now that’s what vacation is all about! 730

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

704 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, 391-0055. P. FRANCIS Heirloom-quality gifts and more. Mariposa. 733 Asbury, 399-5570.

CANDY LAURA’S FUDGE A very sweet treat, with the finest ingredients. 935 Asbury, 3990616. See ad page 22.

THE FLYING CARP GIFT GALLERY A special selection of handcrafted jewelry, cards and gifts. 939 Asbury, 464-2608. See ad page 22.

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IRELAND IMPORTS It’s everything Irish. 711 Asbury, 3981948.

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SURF/WATER SPORTS/ ATHLETIC WEAR HARBOR OUTFITTERS 625 Asbury, 938-0175. SNEAKER SHOP 846 Asbury, 391-5223. VARIETY STORE & BEACH ITEMS HOYS 5 & 10 7th & Asbury, 398-HOYS. ISLAND BEACH GEAR Stop by on your way to the beach! 9th & Bay, 788-3836. THINGS TO DO DOWNTOWN GILLIAN’S 838B Asbury, 391-0060. GLAZED OVER Make your own pottery. Great for kids and adults. 854 Asbury, 398-8880. See ad page 49. KIDZ CREATIONS Fun! 811 Asbury, 399-9922. SHOES ALYSE’S SHOES Well-made, comfortable shoes and more. 951 Asbury, 391-8859. BOARDWALK RENTALS SURF BUGGY CENTERS Two locations; 8th & 12th Boardwalk.

Cribs, strollers, TVs, coolers, bikes. 976-5679. JEWELRY JEWELRY HUT Great owners, superior jewelry. Sunglasses too. 1308 Boardwalk, 399-9634. HENRY’S OC’s Landmark Jeweler. 1236 Boardwalk, (800) 214-4435. See ad this page. FASHION THE SPOT BY JILLY’S Style, attitude, vintage tees, sunglasses and great brands. 762 and 1066 Boardwalk, 3851234. BREEZIN’ UP Your family’s favorite destination at the Shore. 1040 Boardwalk, 398-9400. NAUTICAL/ GIFTS OLD SALT A wide selection of unique gifts and more. 1312 Boardwalk, 399-1063. DOLLAR STORE JILLY’S $1 STORE One dollar! 1044 Boardwalk, 399-1234. T-SHIRTS JILLY’S T-SHIRT Get your Phillies personalized tees more. Stop in. 936 Boardwalk, 385-1234.

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JOHNSON’S POPCORN An Ocean City classic. A great gift too. 1368 Boardwalk, (800) 8422676. FRALINGER’S SALT WATER TAFFY Fresh ingredients made to strict quality standards. 1100 Boardwalk, 399-2202. AIR TOYS/PIRATE SWAG AIR CIRCUS Kites, flags, air toys, more. 1114 Boardwalk, 399-9343. PIRATES ARRRGH US! Everything for the buccaneer in you. 1116 Boardwalk, 399-9343. SURF SHOP/SUNGLASSES BY THE SEA SURF SHOP Sun, Sand, Surf. Private and semi-private surf lessons. 850 Boardwalk, 398-0159. SUNGLASS MENAGERIE Name brands, sunglasses for every budget. We love it here! 1124 Boardwalk, 391-8000.

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Trends Brian Hartley Playland’s Castaway Cove

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Vice President of Operations Brian Hartley on the deck of the swings ride at Playland’s Castaway Cove.

HEN I met up with Brian Hartley at Playland’s Castaway Cove one sunny day in early May, I wasn’t expecting the place to be so... quiet. As I approached Playland’s arcade entrance, the metal doors were only halfway up. So I shrugged and went inside. The lights were off and I suddenly felt like Daphne in the Scooby Doo gang trying to find Shaggy, Velma and Fred so we could solve the case of “The Empty Amusement Park.” Yes, it was that dark and empty. Quite the contrast to when I take my kids to Playland in summer and it’s a bustling happy place.

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After spending some time with Brian, I found his spirit to be contagious and within a few minutes I could tell how much he loved Playland. Here’s his story... OC Mag: What’s your job here at Playland? Brian: I’m the Vice President of Operations. Basically I’m responsible for all the hiring, all the training, payroll services, pretty much all the behind-thescenes work. OC Mag: Ever operate the rides? VP of Operations, right? Brian: I started here when I was 14, running the rides. I’ve done almost every job; cleaning toilets, washing rides, I’ve done maintenance on rides too. When I graduated from Stockton College, the person

in this job decided to leave, so I helped Scott that summer and it turned into a full time gig. Now it’s ten years later. OC Mag: How often do you to wash the rides? Brian: We have a clean-up crew that comes in every morning and the rides are on rotation. Every week every ride gets washed and waxed. Did that for nine years or so too. OC Mag: So you’ve been working here for 19 years? Brian: This is my 20th summer. OC Mag: Congrats on 20 years. Dish on your daily routine. Brian: It’s truly a year-round operation. We’re here Monday through Friday all winter long. October 15 through March 15 is pretty quiet, but March 15 through Columbus Day is

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pretty crazy. We have about 225 employees between all the properties. We have the park, the arcade, the Dairy Queen, the concessions and photo booths in the park, two mini golf courses and a go-kart track. I’m pretty much up and down the Boardwalk all day checking on problems, dropping off paychecks... it’s back and forth from 11am until I leave, which could be midnight. I have to look after the foreign kids who work here too. My cell phone never stops ringing. I’m the coffee guy too. That’s a job I haven’t been able to shake for 19 years. OC Mag: How many rides are here? Brian: We have 30 rides. OC Mag: What’s your favorite?

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Trends Brian: The Tidal Wave. It’s airdriven and it bounces you up and down. It gives you a nice little drop feeling in your stomach. Watch the ride; everyone is always laughing. It’s one of those great family rides. OC Mag: Do you get to ride the rides when nobody’s here? Brian: Do I get to? I guess I could, but do I? Not really. OC Mag: I had visions of you all keeping the park closed and hopping from ride to ride. I guess not, huh? Brian: No (laughing). Maybe for a training session. OC Mag: What’s new? Brian: No new rides this year – I mean we’d have to take something out to add anything new – although we’re working on some stuff for the future. In the arcade, we’re getting a couple new quarter rides for the kids. Some new video games too.

OC Mag: Do you store the rides in the winter? Brian: Yes. We take some apart and store them to get them out of the weather and cut down and wear, tear and rust. Some are easier to move than others. We have a giant warehouse where we keep them. OC Mag: Everything comes apart? How ‘bout that Gravitron, you can’t take that apart? Brian: Yeah, we can get everything down in a day or two. Gravitron actually folds up in one piece and is on its own trailor. You hook a truck up to it and it drives right out. OC Mag: There’s food and everything here in the park. Any new food this year? Brian: We have pizza, popcorn, alot of stuff. This year we added Lil’ Orbits, which are little donuts. OC Mag: Oh, the ones that

come out hot? They’re good. Brian: Yes, the customers will be able to watch them being made right in front of them. OC Mag: The Double Shot is so huge. Can you see it from outer space? Brian: (laughing) It’s a really popular ride. OC Mag: When did you get it? Brian: 1997 I think. That was a time of big transformation in the park. We had just expanded a few years before and adding that piece took us to a whole new level. OC Mag: What happens if it rains? Brian: The park closes if it gets to a certain point. We have a radar system here, and a satellite dish on the roof, so we’re pretty up to date on developing storms. If it’s not too late, we re-open when the rain passes. OC Mag: I love the building the

arcade is in. Brian: It’s from the 1940 New York World’s Fair. But I really don’t know much more than it was disassembled in New York and reassembled here. Cool, huh? OC Mag: How do the tickets work? Brian: Tickets never expire. I’ve had people come back with tickets that are 30-40 years old. Some don’t even say Castaway Cove. They’re out there. People find them in a drawer and want to use them. OC Mag: Anybody ever get stuck at the top of the Ferris Wheel? Brian: Well, Ocean City has experienced power outages before, but we have battery backup to get people down. It might take a little longer to get down, but nobody is ever truly stuck.

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Zen and the Art of the Total Body Workout Are you ready for swimsuit season? Me neither, but read on if you want to turn some heads on the beach this summer... Text and Photos by BILL GODFREY

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STILL remember watching in amazement when 40-to-1 underdog James “Buster” Douglas knocked out “Iron” Mike Tyson in 1990, stunning the world and taking the heavyweight boxing crown from a champion many thought would rule the division for years. I’ve always had a fondness for the “Sweet Science” and the pugilists who define the sport. Ali, Frazier, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Manny Pacquiao... I love a good boxing match. If you dream of standing in the ring listening to the ref’s pre-fight instructions as you psyche up for your world championship bout, then you’ll want to track down Freddie Roach or something. But if you’re looking for a fun way to burn 800 calories, then the boxing classes at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness are for you. They’re taught by experienced instructors, they’re filled with cool people and they’re a challenge for beginners and fitfreaks alike. So I may never get in the ring and ac-

tually fight, but hey, I really like these classes. After the third class or so you’ll probably find yourself shadow boxing in the mirror as you brush your teeth. Boxing dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Homer’s epic poem The Illiad is said to contain the first account of a boxing match. In olden times, there were no rules until the Marquess of Queensbury Rules were published in 1867. These days boxing remains a worldwide sport, although the emergence of Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC has added a new element. And boxing fitness classes, well they’re definitely “in.” “It’s addicting,” said Cory Farrell, one of the instructors at Greate Bay. “You can get your frustrations out and that’s a big thing. When you’re hitting that bag, you get in a zone and nothing else really matters except what you’re doing.” Let’s not confuse real boxing with fitness boxing classes. There is no sparring at Greate Bay and the only thing you’re hitting is a heavy bag. So while

these classes are no substitute if you’re interested in trading punches with someone, they’re a phenomenal total-body workout. A boxing workout employs almost every muscle group and if you put a little effort into it, you’re guaranteed to improve your strength, power, coordination, aerobic fitness (low-intensity, long duration fitness), anaerobic fitness (short duration, high intensity fitness) and endurance. Great boxing matches were a part of my childhood. Those were the days of Smokin’ Joe Frazier (my hero since he was from Philadelphia), Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns boxing matches were bonding events for males of all stripes. The Greate Bay classes are geared for males and females of every stripe and they’re challenging. It’s like you’re actually training to enter the ring and box for three, three-minute rounds. Surviving those three rounds requires excellent conditioning and the strength to throw effective punches for nine minutes. And


if you think that’s easy, well, maybe you should just stick to channel surfing as your preferred sport. The best part of all this is you’ll look great for summer, and you’ll still have your pretty face because nobody is throwing uppercuts at your chin. Farrell began his martial arts career at the age of four. His father was a wellrespected instructor and Cory took to it like a natural. “My dad taught me Kenpo Kung Fu and Shao Lin Kung Fu. Then I studied Judo and got my black belt in Judo and Jiu Jitsu. I’ve studied some Thai Boxing, Karate - it’s a lifelong pursuit,” said Cory. “I’ve trained with world-renowned instructors and I benefitted greatly from that.” In Cory’s classes you’ll even get a bit of the Zen component that comprises the total Martial Arts experience. The Martial Arts were originally developed as a tool for self-defense but they are also a way of life for many cultures in the East. That way of life comes with a philosophy for life and death that goes beyond the mere practice of fighting. In Japan this code is known as Bushido – “the Way of the Warrior” – and was the code of conduct for a warrior class known as the Samurai. “I’ve competed in Judo and Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing but I’m not too big on the competition aspect of it,” said Cory. “That runs counter to the philosophy I was taught. There’s a philosophy that says you shouldn’t fight for money. But it’s okay to teach. We need to survive somehow.”

So what do you get in Cory Farrell’s classes? A full-body workout in the Bushido tradition – sort of. No sword required. (But maybe you could rent “The Last Samurai” with Tom Cruise). What you get at Greate Bay is basic boxing and kickboxing. Technique is the most important aspect of boxing and the Martial Arts, and Cory teaches the basics in a way that you can understand. “It’s a great way to stay in shape. If you have no experience you can do this and even if you’re a pro, you can stay in shape with us,” said Cory. “We have all types. Last week I had an 80-year-old woman practicing ground and pound and she was all smiles. She thoroughly enjoyed that. We get teenagers and everybody in between. Everybody likes it.” Here’s a quick breakdown of a typical class; you’ll start with a light warm up (to raise your body temp slowly and evenly) and from there it’s a mixture of footwork drills, shadow boxing, strength drills, pad work, and bag work. And lots of sweat. Cory likes to repeat the basics, but he mixes it up too. “I use everything that I’ve learned in every class and I like to keep it fresh too,” said Cory. “Now, repetition is the way to learn, but you have to keep it fresh so you don’t get bored.” Jab, cross, hook, uppercut. I’m ready! (Ready for a replay of the Rumble in the Jungle, not to actually step in the ring). For more info on all of Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness workouts, call 926-9550

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HIS workout is a great complement to the professionally-taught boxing classes at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness Club in Somers Point. To get the best results from this workout, you should regularly attend Greate Bay’s boxing sessions where you’ll learn proper technique. The classes are great fun, well monitored, taught by experienced professionals and they can burn about 800 calories. So drop by Greate Bay today for a free tour. You may come away hooked. As always, consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Begin by preparing your mind. Let the stress of today (or yesterday) float out of your mind. A good workout is a great stress reliever but you’ve got to clear away the litter that’s clogging your brain and let those endorphins do their job. WARMUP Warm up a bit, swinging your arms gently from side to side, roll your head very slowly, and then switch directions. Do some easy high steps and get some blood pumping. SUN SALUTATION Stand upright with your heels together and your feet at a 45-degree angle. Place your hands in the prayer position. Breathe in and slowly raise your arms above your head. Lean back gently. Breathe out and roll forward, bending at the waist while pushing the butt back. Breathe in, place your hands on the ground and push your right foot back to finish in a lunge. Breathe out, bring your left foot back to the top of a pushup. Breath in, drop your knees and roll your butt back to your heals. Roll your chest forward and come into cobra with you legs parallel to the ground. Breathe out, push your butt back into down dog. Breathe in, bring your right foot forward into a lunge.


Breathe out, bring your feet together while continuing to bend ad the waist. Breathe in, drop you butt and slowly round your back up and lean back. Breath out, return to an upright position and bring your hands back to prayer. Repeat three times. WARM THE BODY Jumping jacks. Perform easy circles with the arms to warm the shoulders. Run in place. Perform 10 squats. Lunges too. Repeat. PUSHUPS Do 10. Pushups are a great total-body exercise. Back straight, butt down. Now 10 more.

protecting your face. Do this ten times. CROSS Shoot the right hand forward and then quickly return it to protect your face. Repeat 10 times. HOOK Draw the elbow back, rotate the torso and hips and throw the fist through a tight arc across the front of the body. Hooks can be thrown to the head or body. Repeat 10 times. UPPERCUT Drop the rear hand slightly and bend the knees a bit. Now thrust the fist in a quick upwards explosion. Repeat 10 times. JAB, CROSS, HOOK, UPPERCUT Connect them for an effective combination. Repeat 10 times. FRONT KICK From fighting stance, place your weight on back foot, lift your left foot straight up and cock it. Now blast the foot forward using the ball of the foot to strike. Return quickly to guard. Repeat 10 times.

BOXING FIGHTING STANCE Assume the fighting stance: feet shoulder width, left foot forward (for right hand-ers), right leg back at a 45 degree angle. Hands protecting your face. C’mon, you must have seen some boxing at least once in your life. Your feet should be comfortable and stable (this is where classes at Greate Bay really help with technique). JAB Shoot the left hand forward to connect with your opponent’s nose. Now return it quickly to a defensive position

REAR KICK Similar to the front kick but using the rear leg. Raise the leg, chamber it and explode forward. Repeat 10 times. FREESTYLE Take a few minutes and shadow box, practicing various combinations of the these strikes, mixing punches with kicks. Try three, three-minute rounds with a minute rest between. AB WORK BICYCLE Lie on your back and pedal like you were on a bike. One minute. LEG RAISES Place your hands under your butt and raise your legs to six-inches off the

ground, now raise them to a 45-degree angle. Repeat 10 times. SCISSOR KICKS Similar to the leg raise, but using a scissor motion with the legs. CRUNCH Lie on the floor and bring your knees to your chest while gently lifting the shoulders off the floor. Don’t use your hands to raise your neck, this is dangerous. MEDITATION Stand relaxed with feet shoulder-width apart and place your hands together palms up. Let your breath return to normal and feel the energy of your workout. Open your eyes, breathe deeply and enjoy your day!


Plum Crazy! I THE QUINTESSENTIAL JERSEY FRUIT IS MAKING A COMEBACK By Kristen Dowd. Photos Courtesy City of Ocean City and Cape May County Beach Plum Association

N LATE April, when the beach plum seedlings were planted in Ocean City’s Fourth Street sand dunes, they looked like nothing more than spindly twigs, poking out of the sandy soil with a leaf or two fluttering in the ocean breeze. With such a small beginning, it’s surprising to learn that these little stick-like plants will grow into strong, fruit-bearing bushes and trees, creating invaluable structure and stability to the sand dunes they call home. “When you look at a beach plum plant, it looks like a stick,” said Laurie Howey, Ocean City Communications Manager and liaison to the city’s Environmental Commission. “I would have never known it was so important.” Howey was part of the group that planted the beach plum plants in April, the second recent planting in Ocean City’s concentrated effort to reestablish the historic plant. With the Environmental Commission and support from Public Works, volunteers – including students from Ocean City High School – planted the beach plum in protected dune areas at Fourth Street. “It’s really up to the next generation

to continue the dune preservation and understand the ecology of our beaches,” Howey said. “It was a great learning experience. It was a neat day for everybody.” Growing from Cape Cod to the Carolinas, the beach plum dates back to the 1500s in America. It has interesting characteristics, such as thriving in a salty, sandy environment while bearing fruit and providing a root structure that strongly supports the dunes. “They’re native plants from Nova Scotia down to the Carolinas, and it’s naturally occurring at the Great Lakes. Other than that, it doesn’t occur anywhere on the planet,” said Joe Alvarez. “It’s just us.” Alvarez is the secretary of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association, a group that started in 2005 in response to research done by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural Program. One of the group’s largest goals is to establish the beach plum as a sustainable crop throughout the county. “It’s always been an interest, especially down here because it’s a local fruit. Local families for hundreds of years have made jams and jellies out of it,” said Alvarez,

who worked for the Rutgers program. “We approached farmers in the area to see if anyone would be interested in establishing the beach plum as a sustainable crop again. We got some pretty positive reactions.” So positive, in fact, that the beach plum has gone from growing wild in the county to approximately 10,000 trees under the agricultural setting. “It’s only been four years or so. One farmer last year got seven and a half tons of fruit off of his farm,” Alvarez said. But other than yielding fruit, what was the draw to farming this native species? Rutgers’ vegetative research on the plant in 2003 and 2004 made some startling discoveries, including the fact that the beach plum has just as much – and maybe more – antioxidants and antibacterial properties as cranberries and blueberries. “It has the health benefits of blueberry and cranberry put together,” said Jenny Carleo, the county agricultural agent for Rutgers. This made the plant desirable for controlled farming. Of course, it was never as simple as planting the twigs and just letting them grow. “The challenge is trying to come up


with a variety we can commercially grow. That’s our goal, among other things, and that’s the most challenging,” Alvarez said. “It’s hard to take something from the wild and conform it to a commercial agricultural setting.” Carleo, who said her job is to advise farmers and bring unbiased, independent research-based information to the general public, works with the Beach Plum Association on their venture. In the 1980s, Rutgers selected a beach plum variety to monitor the tree’s yield, fruit quality and other parameters to find out if it’s a good fit for the industry. “What we want to do in the future is release varieties that are early season, mid-season and late season,” Carleo explained, “so the farmers can have their labor full season and also their income full season.” Carleo said while the beach plum research has been incredible, there is no funding now because of state budget cuts. “It’s very difficult for us right now to allocate our time and energy on things that are unfunded,” she said. “We need industry support, but the industry needs our support to get to the point that they can support us.” Rutgers is applying for grants from the federal government to continue their beach plum project. “The ultimate goal is to develop the crop so the industry can use it successfully,” Carleo said. As far as taste, Carleo said the beach plum is unique. “You can’t really describe what it’s going to taste like,” she said. “People have never tasted anything like it before.” This helps make the plant desirable to local farmers, who turn the fruit into jams, jellies and more. Natali Vineyards sells a special edition beach plum wine. Two Cape May restaurants have beach plum specialties on the menu - the Washington Inn has a beach plum martini, while Lucky Bones touts beach plum mojitos and mimosas. “The best way I can describe it is it’s a sweet, tart taste. It’s similar to a cranberry in that respect,” said Alma George.

“However, our beach plums help hold our dunes together – cranberries can’t claim that fame.” George and her husband, John, are the owners of Jalma Farms in Ocean View. The fifth generation farmers turned their space into a beach plum paradise in 2005. Alma George is a founding member of the Beach Plum Association and volunteered to help with Ocean City’s spring planting. She is one of those “local families” that Alvarez was talking about. “I got involved with beach plums when I was a child,” George said, explaining that her family harvested the fruit on her property that occurred naturally. “They were prevalent and they were here. We’d make beach plum jelly – or we would try to. It was beach plum syrup if it didn’t gel – it never went to waste.” Jalma Farms has 2,000 beach plums in the ground now, including enough of the rare yellow variety that George sells a golden jam alongside her regular purple beach plum products. “When we started the trees, I never considered the beach plum,” she said. “Now I’m the beach plum lady!” Of course, dune restoration using the beach plum plant is just as important as the commercial side of things for George. She donates some of her proceeds to reestablishing the plant in the wild. “I want to see the beach plum back on the beach,” George said. “It does help stabilize the dunes – it literally grows throughout the dunes and helps hold the sand,” added Alvarez. “It’s one of the best plants; it’s a secondary succession species to move in right after the dune grass is planted.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Material Center in Cape May County serves the whole east coast down to North Carolina. They have beach plums they have been breeding for years, according to Carleo, and they’re breeding them not for fruit quality, but for dune restoration. The center has released some varieties, which are well-tolerant of dune conditions at the shore. At last month’s beach plum planting in Ocean City, there was some experimentation going on, too. George said 20 beach plums were planted with top soil combined with a mushroom mixture. The other 20 had roots doused in a non-toxic, non-hazardous material to keep them from drying out. The idea is to absorb and retain moisture. “We’re trying to see what’s the best method for reestablishing the beach plums on the dunes,” said George, adding there will be slightly different methods at the next Ocean City planting this fall. “It’s exciting,” she said. The beach plum is so exciting, in fact, that the Cape May County Freeholders have designated the plant the official fruit of the county. A beach plum renaissance – that’s what Ocean City and all of Cape May County is experiencing right now. Thanks to the environmental and agricultural efforts of dedicated locals, longtime Cape May County families won’t be the only ones familiar with the beach plum anymore. With thousand of trees under the agricultural setting and more and more dune plantings along the county’s barrier islands every year, locals and tourists alike will know the small, tart fruit. “You go to the beach, you bring home salt water taffy, you bring home some fudge and you bring home some beach plum jam or jelly,” said George. “That’s my dream – because the beach plum was there before the first two.” For more information on the beach plum, visit the Cape May County Beach Plum Association website at www.cmcbeachplum. com. The group is planning a beach plum gala this fall among other ventures to raise money and awareness for their campaign.


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SCAR Wilde once said, “conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” Mr. Wilde had obviously never been to Ocean City, where the weather reigns supreme over all conversations. At the Shore, the weather has a huge impact on daily life. Whether you’re going to the beach, going boating, surfing or fishing, the forecast here is big. We Americans love talking about the weather, and at the Jersey Shore, the weather is the big kahuna. “There’s an old saying, ‘99 percent of conversations begin with the weather’,” said Dan Skeldon, meteorologist at NBC40 TV. “The weather and the weather forecast is important everywhere, but it’s probably more so here in South Jersey. Everybody is making plans around the weather.” Take that Oscar Wilde. I mean Oscar Wilde spent most of his life in England where it’s always foggy and 55 degrees. Booooooooooring. But it’s a little different here at the Jersey Shore. Think about it. This area owes its livelihood to its unique and desirable weather. When it’s unbearably hot in the city, it’s cool and comfortable at the Shore. Some business owners like

it sunny and hot (think watersports and ice cream), while others think that a little rain is a good thing since people are more inclined to shop instead of sitting on the beach. “First off, the weather at the Shore is always very nice,” said Shawnda McGinnis, marketing director at the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “It’s always sunny in Ocean City! And even when it’s raining, that’s just liquid sunshine. No matter the weather, there’s always something to do.” I agree, but knowing the forecast might help me choose from that giant list of fun things to do. After moving here from Philadelphia 10 years ago, I was struck by how often people referenced the wind and weather when conversing. Stuff like, “gotta be home by 5 o’clock to catch the tide,” or “the wind already switched so the waves are sloppy.” But I’m starting to get a feel for this weather-related lingo. This weather conversation also leads me to one of my important rules of life; never believe the Philadelphia weathermen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve checked a forecast from a Philadelphia source and been informed that it would be rainy and cold at the Shore and then it turns out bright and sunny. I think those Philly weather people just want you to

stay in the city so the traffic is lighter when they drive down here on Friday afternoons. “The weather affects everything around here, including your hobbies and your lifestyle,” said Shawnda. “For instance if you’re going out on a boat you need to know the forecast. Safety comes first so you have to know what the weather’s going to do to avoid pop up thunderstorms. You need to know the tides for getting in and out – normally you go in or out at high tide. Fisherman like to fish the changes in the tides since it affects how the fish are biting. I check the weather all the time. The weather here can change quickly.” In Ocean City, our weather is influenced by both the giant land mass that sits to our west (the continental U.S.) and the Atlantic Ocean, and it seems these two battle for dominance on a daily bases. In autumn and early winter, when the ocean is warmer than the land surface, Ocean City can experience warmer temperatures than regions just a few miles inland. In the spring months, ocean breezes keep temperatures cooler along the coast – it’ll be 70 in Galloway and Ocean City is fogged-in and 55 degrees. The ocean is the biggest driver of weather on the planet and we’re right next to it.


“It could be raining on the mainland, but it’s sunny here,” said Shawnda. “We’re surrounded by water and that water drives our weather. It’s not like that inland.” Side note: Remember, there is truly only one ocean with different names for different areas. The Earth’s oceans are really one big interconnected body of water. Aside from knowing whether you need to bring a sweatshirt to the Boards (I always do), the weather plays a huge role for the multitudes who like to spend their free time playing in, on or under the water. “The wind is everything,” said Don Milora, owner of By the Sea Surf Shop on the Boards and a lifelong surfer and waterman. “For starters, the water temperature is directly related to the wind direction. If you get a wind from the west, anywhere from southwest to northwest, it causes upwelling. Upwelling is when the warm water on the surface goes out and the cold water from down below comes up and the water gets cold and murky. Conversely, when the wind is from the east, it makes the water warmer.” Side note two: Wind is reported by the direction from which it originates. So a northerly wind blows from the north to the south. A land breeze is blowing from the land out to the ocean. A sea breeze comes

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from the ocean onto the land. However an offshore breeze means it’s blowing out to sea which seems contradictory to me, but I’m just a writer. “Wind is also what generates waves,” added Don. “Wind creates the waves, it grooms the waves – it’s everything when it comes to the surf. An offshore wind blows out to sea and that grooms the waves making them clean and crisp – it stands the wave up. An onshore wind can make the waves crumbly and choppy.” When the wind is westerly, meaning it’s blowing from the land out to sea, it’s picking up the heat from the land and transporting it out onto the island. That means it’s going to be a hot day at the shore. And the bugs are probably going to be bad too. Conversely when you have a sea breeze, it brings in the cool air off the ocean and keeps the bugs at bay. “Those insects ride that westerly breeze in from the mainland and wind up on the island. But when there’s an ocean breeze, well, there aren’t many bugs out over the ocean so there are fewer bugs in Ocean City. And the insects on the mainland don’t want to fight that breeze and come over to the island,” said Skeldon. In Ocean City,

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the weather can change from morning to afternoon and back again. On some summer mornings the water temp is higher than the land temp and that will cause the local wind to be westerly. But once the land heats up hotter than the ocean, the breeze may switch over and become easterly. “Once the land heats up in the afternoon, higher than the sea surface temperatures, the breeze will switch over to a sea breeze” said Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with accuweather.com in State College, Pa. “But that could be just near the coast. A few miles inland the wind could still be westerly. Then at night near the ocean the land temp will cool off below the water temp and the breeze will switch back to westerly.” So what was the point of all of this? Um, just remember to bring a sweatshirt to the Boardwalk. That and we needed a reason to publish Jim Indo’s magnificent photos. Hot ‘nuff for ya?

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HAT DO YOU WANT TO DO TODAY? The possibilities are kind of endless here in the OC. Seriously. You can go soaring through the air in a parasail, hit the waves a ton of ways, read a book on the beach, workout, make a piece of ceramic or mosaic art, or just trudge up to the beach with your towel and iPod and relax. Here on the pages we suggest lots of things to do, so listen up and take it in. Also in this section, dream big with our Wanna Be column. This month, Bill Godfrey realizes his dream of being a rock star. It probably doesn’t get any cooler than that.

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problems). When Clara’s husband passes away suddenly, she is determined not to squander her creative gifts and is promptly hired as glass manager, overseeing a group of women as they try to carry out Tiffany’s artistic visions. As Clara’s character evolves, she becomes more and more of an integral part to Tiffany’s work and their relationship turns turbulent. Readers will be swept away by the vivid descriptions of life in the Gilded Age, including key events in history like the Chicago World’s Fair, the first ball drop on New Year’s Eve in Times Square and the debut of the subway. Overall, if you like historical fiction and art, you’ll love Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Pick up a copy at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue.

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Bill Godfrey goes all rock star with local band Bound by Nothing

OCK star has got to be the greatest job in the world. Really, what could be better? President of the United States? Please. King of Siam? Too much responsibility. But rock star... oh what a ride that would be. Writing cool songs, playing in front of thousands of adoring fans, all that applause... it all sounds so alluring, so cool. Just thinking about it makes my heart race. I actually played in a band in college – played guitar, tried to impress girls – but, well, that didn’t work out. But that never stopped me from dreaming. When this whole “Wanna Be” column came into being, it was just a small blip on my itinerary of columns to write. And then one day the possibilities hit me – the whole concept of

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the column is doing something you’ve always wanted to do. I thought “bingo! I wanna be a rock star!” So I called up my friend Bob Pollack who just happens to roll with the very talented local band Bound by Nothing and said “I wanna be a rock star.” He said, “let’s do this.” My plan was to attend a couple practices and sing a song or two, nothing too crazy. I knew they were getting ready for a few upcoming shows and I didn’t want to impose, but I was secretly hoping they would invite me to play a live gig. And they did! They were getting ready to perform at Bayfest in Somers Point and they asked if I would do a song there. Um, yeah! We all agreed that I would sing Plush from Stone Temple Pilots. I started wondering right then and there if it would be appropriate to wear

eye liner for my performance like my idol Scott Weiland (I did not). It was Bill Godfrey’s Magical Mystery Tour and it was coming to take you away, waiting to take you away, take you today! Or maybe it was Almost Famous; The Sequel. Either way, I was gonna be a rock star. If only a minor star. And only for a minute. But hey, better than no rock star at all. So off I went to Vineland for my first practice. Basement practice facility... check. Accomplished musicians... check. Nervous new guy... check. “Come on up here fresh meat.” That was my cue to appear on the microphone. There’s a saying that performing is done for free, but practice is where you earn your pay. But I thought practice was so cool. It was just what it should have been;

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in the basement (which was really much too clean for my hard rock fantasy tour) with discussions about the set list and the manager (also named Bill) sitting eating pizza and two guys named Bob doing band stuff. It was cool. I had rehearsed all day in preparation for that first practice. I had Plush on my iPod and I just walked around all day trying to memorize the words and learn the notes and the flow of the song. I thought I did a pretty good job. I got a few strange looks throughout the day, but hey, I was a slave to my music! I practiced in the car on the way over. Got lost on the way there too. Both times. And I feel, that time’s a wastin’ go, so where you goin’ to tomorrow and I see that these are lies to come. And would you even care... Plush, Stone Temple Pilots I did okay at practice. We ran through the song a couple times and I forgot an entire stanza during one take, but that’s what practices are for. I went back the following week for a second practice and felt much more comfortable. Not yet ready to rock, but simply a bit more comfortable. It’s tough when you’re an outsider journalist (“the enemy” as my kind are referred to in the seminal rock band movie Almost Famous. I was gently reminded of this label every once

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in a while during my rock journey) and the band was getting ready for a big gig at Bayfest – I didn’t want to be in the way. But they were very cool about the whole thing. I, in turn, showed my respect by showing up ready to practice. I showed up an hour late both times, but what rock show ever started on time? The five people who make up Bound by Nothing are some nice folks. Guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Matt, aka Kaptain, is a soft-spoken guy with great musical ability. I don’t know his last name and am disinclined to find out. This is rock and roll after all. Guitarist JD is really tall and a bit intimidating. Bassist Lo-E is not as tall but still a bit intimidating. Kim is the frontperson and looks the part while drummer Rich Reynolds is the typical understated guy who keeps it all together. And me. And I feel so much depends on the weather, so is it raining in your bedroom and I see, that these are the eyes of disarray, and would you even care... Plush, Stone Temple Pilots When the big day arrived I was surprisingly calm. I wasn’t even nervous. My beautiful wife Stef was my groupie and my two young boys were my entourage and we painstakingly crawled through the humanity on Bay Avenue to find Bound By Nothing having a grand old time on stage at the north end of the fest. As we got closer I heard JD say into the microphone “where are you Bill, there’s no escaping now.” They were about to finish a set and

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take a break and they figured this was the perfect time for me to go on. The next thing I knew everyone was yelling that it was my time to go. So up on stage I went. So, yeah, now I was totally nervous. I thought I was Scott Weiland for two weeks, but now I was Bill Godfrey and I had to sing in front of a crowd. There were actual people in front of me now, but this was no time to chicken out. And besides I was ready. So I let it fly. Lo-E had given me some good advice at practice. “Remember, you’re up there to entertain, so go ahead and entertain.” Kim also had some wise words... “just go for it,” she said. So I did. I had been so nervous about looking like I was trying too hard or something, but I forgot all about that and just went all rock star on it. I channeled a bit of Weiland and let it all hang out. The vibe was palpable. It really felt like the audience was engaged, that they liked it. I sang loud (but controlled) and remembered all the words and the proper flow. My youngest son spent my performance with his hands over his ears, but I heard a couple guys yelling “yeah!” while I was up there (and I didn’t even pay them to do that). Fun is not the word to describe how it all felt. Man, it felt so good. I belted those lines out and generally had the time of my life. When it was all over I jumped (I mean jumped, like five feet in the air) off

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the stage and into history. People were actually high-fiving me, telling me what a good job I did. It was a great feeling and my adrenaline was sky high. Unfortunately I had misjudged the end of the song and executed my jump a little too early for full theatrical effect, but hey, I was a rock star. I’m allowed. The band went on to play another set or two (rock star is harder work than I thought) and I went back to being Bill Godfrey, rock journalist and rock star wanna be – a better man for the experience. So let me say... thanks to everyone associated with the Vineland-based rock band Bound by Nothing. For a brief moment I was a rock star. And it was very, very cool. So thanks to you guys for that. (chest bump). Ed. Note: Got something you’ve always wanted to do? Drop us a line and I’ll see what I can do... ocnjmagazine@comcast.net. Bound by Nothing will be appearing at Rock the Boards 3 at the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday June 24, beginning at 6pm.

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Activity Zone Surrey on the Boards Bill Godfrey gets his surrey on with the fa m in good ‘ole OC IN ALL my years in Ocean City I’d never road in or rented a surrey. Summers as a child, over a decade as a local... That’s like the native Philadelphian who’s never visited the Liberty Bell (NOT guilty. Did that). So when my wife Stef suggested we rent a surrey and ride the boards for Mothers Day, I thought, “totally.” I’m guessing there are others like me out there. People who have their own bikes, or those who think that riding the surrey would make them look like “shoobies.” Well I say phooey to all that. Go rent a surrey. You’ll love it. First was breakfast at George’s Candies and Breakfast Grill. Breakfast is always a treat at George’s and it was a nice start to the morning. And since George’s is at 700

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with a three-year-old and a four-year-old on board. The kids got a little antsy around about the third lap (surreys are only allowed from 5th to 14th Streets) so we played a game and had them find things on the Boards. “Find the pirate! Find the parrot! Find the person in the blue shirt, yada yada yada.” I couldn’t help but sing the old 5th Dimension tune “Surrey Down to the Stoned Soul Picnic.” It’s a beautiful song filled with really great imagery of blue skies and flower blossoms while Stef was inclined to sing “Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” “Watch that fringe and see how it flutters, when I drive them high steppin’ strutters,” she sang. “It’s the surrey with the fringe on top... c’mon Bill get with it!” Now here’s the kicker to the story. I lost my wallet while pedaling on the boards. Must have slipped out of my pocket. At the moment I noticed it was missing I panicked a bit. But then I stopped worrying. I thought to myself “if there is any one place in the entire world where someone will pick up my wallet and promptly return it, intact, it’s Ocean City.” Sure enough, as I was talking to a policeman, who by the way was very nice and helpful, a person on a bike road by and said “are you Bill? you dropped this in front of Wonderland.” And just like that my wallet was returned. I never had any doubts. So thanks to the man who found and returned my wallet. And our magical surrey day continued in the grandest of fashion well into the night. What fun we had. Ain’t Ocean City grand?

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Game On Ocean’s 11 Do you know what it takes to be an OC, NJ master? 1. At what numbered street does Ocean Avenue end?

7. When you cross the 34th Street Bridge out of Ocean City into Upper Township, the road is then known as what?

2. You’re going south... are the numbered streets getting higher or lower?

8. What is the official insect of New Jersey?

3. In what year did Ocean City celebrate its “Diamond Jubilee?”

9. What is the official bird of New Jersey? Don’t say mosquito again!

4. Grace Kelly, Academy Award-winning actress and Princess of Monaco, was a famous summer resident of Ocean City. What was her last film before she married Prince Rainier?

10. Alaska is the largest state in terms of land mass. What rank is New Jersey? 11. New Jersey ranks second in the nation in terms of Blueberry production, It’s also second leading producer of what other farm crop? 7. Roosevelt Boulevard 8. The Honeybee. Shut up, it’s not the mosquito 9.Eastern Goldfinch 10.46th 11. Potatoes

6. Former Philadelphia Flyers players Brian Propp and Bobby Clarke vacation in Ocean City. What seasons did the Flyers win the Stanley Cup?

1. 15th Street 2. Higher 3. 1954 4.High Society in 1956 5. 1963 6. 1974 and 1975

5. Kurt Loder, former editor of Rolling Stone magazine and on-air MTV personality, graduated from Ocean City High School in what year?

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Cheryl Kelchner Where are you from? Originally I’m from Ridley Park, Pa. We retired here (to Ocean City) four years ago. Where do you volunteer? The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library, I am a vice president of the Ocean City Garden Club and I volunteer at church. Describe what motivates you to volunteer: When I taught I saw 700 students a week so I’m used to working and I’m used to doing things that are creative and I couldn’t retire just to sit around! I feel like I’m doing something for the community and that’s a big motivation. It’s a community of volunteers and if you get involved in one thing, they’ll say, “Oh, you should come and do this, or you should try and do that.”

I LOVE my dog Seven. But lately, I felt I had neglected him. He wasn’t listening and on walks he was unbearable. I discovered a colleauge was a certified dog trainer. I thought he could help get Seven on track to better obedience. It worked. After only two sessions with Kevin Taylor, Seven is much more responsive and much calmer on the leash. It required a little effort on my part, but I had a solid base and the tools I needed to keep Seven alert to my commands. Dog obedience is not about the power trip, it’s about having a safe dog – a dog that will disengage from a dangerous situation (chasing a squirrel into the street) or one that will stop barking when told to. Kevin and his wife Kim own and operate TNT Dog Training. They are certified dog trainers and canine body language interpreters. “I’ve always had dogs – I grew up with them my whole life. And I’ve always done well with all kinds of animals,” said Kevin. “My brother and I used to drive our poor mom crazy, bringing stray animals all

the time. For some reason animals take a liking to me.”Kevin has a soft spot for the dogs nobody else seems to wants. “I work with all kinds of dogs. I teach obedience, how to walk on a leash and even some tricks too. I specialize in working with difficult, hard-to-train dogs,” added Kevin. Kevin and Kim have two wolfdogs, Lakota and Layla. Wolf dogs have a percentage of true wolf bred with domestic dog breeds. That may sound scary, but Kevin says his dogs are extremely gentle. One is even a certified therapy dog. “Lakota, the male, is the smartest dog I’ve ever had. He knows my friends’ names, he can open the fridge and he’s extremely gentle. He gets along with all the dogs at the park. Layla, the female, is awesome. She’s also a wolf mix. She’s a certified canine good citizen dog, meaning she can work as a therapy dog. She’s great with kids.” – Bill Godfrey Call Kevin or Kim to discuss how they can help your dogs be better canine citizens. Call (856) 879-4828.

What’s your favorite thing about volunteering at the Ocean City Library? Really working with all these wonderful ladies. Many of them were educators as well or librarians when they were working. It’s the people and how hard everybody works and the hours they give to promote literacy. How do you spend your time off? I enjoy cooking, it’s one of the most creative things that I have time to do. I create greeting cards for my friends and neighbors and I have seven grand nieces and nephews and I spend a lot of time with them reading and doing crafts. I also do Tai Chi and I swim three, four days a week at the Community Center as well. When I worked, I didn’t have time to do anything and if I sat down in the evening to read a book, I would fall asleep. It’s just like a rebirth that I have time to actually do the things I really enjoy doing.

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director, Radiation Oncology, the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. The use of other tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, has been linked to an increased risk of oral and pancreatic cancers. Second-hand smoke can also increase your risk of cancer. 2. Have a healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans in your diet. Limit intake of red meats and high-fat foods. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. 3. Get regular exercise. “Research has shown

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