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Strong thunderstorms could rock Sunday morning in South Jersey

Strong thunderstorms passing through the area might take away any chance of sleeping in late on Sunday, July 27, according to the National Weather Service Strong thunderstorms passing through the area might take away any chance of sleeping in late on Sunday, July 27, according to the National Weather Service  Strong thunderstorms passing through the area might take away any chance of sleeping in late on Sunday, July 27, according to the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather outlook has been posted for Sunday morning for potentially strong thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

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Leave the world behind and go surfing

A surfer cruises past some swimmers on a recent ride. A surfer cruises past some swimmers on a recent ride. Somebody’s phone is ringing.

Somebody’s phone is always ringing.

There’s one on the wall, another in your pocket that also dings when you get a text or email or Facebook notification. For some reason, you also downloaded Facetime and HeyTell and told Angry Birds it was OK to remind you to play it every day. You even paid extra for an app to accept faxes (in case anyone still sends faxes) and a special telegraph adaptor to receive messages from the Old West.

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UPDATED: Family of drowning victim wants North Wildwood beach closed

NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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'Annie Jr.' comes to Galloway Middle School

GALLOWAY – The Once Upon a Time Players summer theater group will perform "Annie Jr." 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

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Customers advised to avoid “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam

HAMILTON– Atlantic City Electric reminded residential and commercial customers to take precautions when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone, officials said in a release on July 24.

Atlantic City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid falling victim to a “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam. Information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to target residential and commercial customers.

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Sea Isle event will be a battle of the paddles

The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. Harbor Outfitters will host its second annual Fish Alley Paddle Fest Sunday, July 27 in Sea Isle City.

Returning this year is the Battle to the Beach, an 8.7-mile standup paddleboard and surf ski race from Sea Isle’s Fish Alley Basin (Park Road) north through Corsons Inlet and out into the ocean, ending at the 35th Street beach. Men must use a 14-foot standup paddleboard, and for women the requirement is 12.5 feet.

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Brendan Borek group to do some fun-raising

Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Tuesday, July 29 will be the start of five days of fun connected to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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NASA says solar storm nearly sent Earth back to the Dark Ages…again

NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing the instant catastrophe and chaos that would have occured when the resulting solar storm wiped out electrical grids. Within hours, 7 billion people would have been plunged into darkness. Computers would have stopped working. Toilets would have stopped flushing. Air conditioning units would have stopped cooling.

We were lucky. But the trouble is, the Earth stung by an equally powerful solar storm in 1859.

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Work on Ocean City High School dome among several projects planned

OCEAN CITY — The landmark golden dome atop Ocean City High School is in dire need of a facelift, said Tom Oves, chairman of the board’s building and grounds committee.

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Potential for strong weekend storms

 

A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather in South Jeresy could come to a stormy end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms late Saturday and through the afternoon and evening Sunday. See how your weekend will be affected by the heat, humidity and thunder:

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‘Annie Jr.’ hits the stage in Linwood

Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

“Annie Jr.” is full theatrical production adapted into a manageable version for the young performers who range in age from 6 through 16. Deborah Glenn, the producer and director of the show, said she chose “Annie Jr.” because the kids love the show and it fit perfectly with the talent of the kids.

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School bus hits truck: no reported injuries

galloway GALLOWAY– Police responded to a crash involving a school bus and truck on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of South Cologne Avenue and Aloe Street, according to police.

At approximately 3:16 p.m., Christopher Gillis, 19, of Galloway was driving a 2000 Isuzu box truck east on Aloe Street. Gillis approached the intersection at Cologne Avenue and stopped for the posted stop sign. He then proceeded through the intersection prior to making sure the road was clear and was struck by a school bus driven by Christina Lindwall, 64, of Newport, who was traveling north on Cologne Avenue, police said.

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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Aerial survey shows less than half the tree damage observed last year

TRENTON – Tree damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was last year, and the losses were mostly concentrated in the northern counties, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

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