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Surfers turn out for Edouard

There were a few nice shaped waves this week, like this one on Thursday morning. The ride didn’t last long, though, before the wave closed. There were a few nice shaped waves this week, like this one on Thursday morning. The ride didn’t last long, though, before the wave closed. They came, and kept coming.

They came in minivans, beat up station wagons and sedans. They came with boards stuffed in the back of SUVs from Lexus and Mercedes, in Econolines and in pickups with more rust than paint.

They came in search of waves, lured by the promise of Hurricane Edouard, heading up the coast this week.

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Portrait of former library director Maloney to be unveiled

Christopher Maloney Christopher Maloney

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library will host the unveiling of a portrait of former director Christopher Maloney at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in room N110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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EHT man gets one year in jail, two years probation for beating death of dog

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

Sentencing includes community service at SPCA

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced today (Friday, Sept. 19) for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Steven D. Geisel, 51, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, was arrested on Feb.12, 2014 for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about Jan. 29,

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County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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North Wildwood celebrates all things Irish

NORTH WILDWOOD – The 23rd Annual Irish Fall Festival comes to North Wildwood Thursday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

The festival, which celebrates Irish culture and heritage through a variety of events, begins Thursday, with a golf tournament at Cape May National Golf Course, located at Route 9 and Fairway Drive in Cape May Court House. The tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $90 per golfer until Saturday and $100 per golfer after that date. Price includes golf fees, continental breakfast, cart, buffet lunch, beer, and prizes. Space is limited and reservations are suggested. To reserve a spot, call the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) at 800-474-7491.

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Coast Guard conducts training off Brigantine in preparation for cold weather

Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition. Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition.

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Ancient Order of Hibernians 23rd annual Irish Fall Festival in Wildwoods Sept. 18-21

Jen Marra/Ancient Order of Hibernians 23rd Annual Irish Fall Festival in Wildwoods Sept. 18-21 Jen Marra/Ancient Order of Hibernians 23rd Annual Irish Fall Festival in Wildwoods Sept. 18-21 NORTH WILDWOOD - The largest Irish festival on the east coast begins Thursday, Sept. 18 and concludes Sunday, Sept. 21. This festive four-day event is sponsored by the James J. Reilly, Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians. The AOH is an organization that fosters and preserves Irish culture and heritage.

The success of this festival has been overwhelming, and continues to draw more and more people each year. With over one hundred vendors, sixteen food vendors, and an estimated crowd of over 200,000, this gathering is a weekend long event.

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Auxiliary fashion show raises $15,000 to benefit Shore Medical Center

From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon. From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.

SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

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Pleasantville police seek help in solving hide-out robbery

The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the business in which she worked. The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the business in which she worked. PLEASANTVILLE _ The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the check cashing business where she worked.

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Run for the Fallen will honor fallen heroes

Run for the Fallen Run for the Fallen LOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

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A taste of fall, summer for South Jersey weekend

An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

Here is the latest:

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Pilot program for training the unemployed advances in Assembly

An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter the workforce.

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Police searching for jewelry theft suspect

Jewelry store theft suspect Jewelry store theft suspect

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department is investigating a theft of jewelry (initial estimated value $50,000), Sept. 17, at approximately 2 p.m., from a store on the Washington Street Mall.

The store surveillance cameras recorded a person who police would like to interview and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the photos below.

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