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Youth theater group to present ‘The Addams Family’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 10:04 am

Members of the Seven Mile Island Stars attend the recent baby parade in Stone Harbor. Members of the Seven Mile Island Stars attend the recent baby parade in Stone Harbor. The Seven Mile Island Stars will present their new musical comedy “The Addams Family” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26 at Stone Harbor Elementary School.

“The Addams Family” opened on Broadway in 2010 and is a macabre musical comedy featuring the characters from the original television program including Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and more.

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Golf Tournaments

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Golf Tournaments Golf Tournaments South Jersey Field of Dreams Golf Tournament Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Links in Brigantine. Cost is $89 per person, which includes food, beer and vodka drinks. Registration begins at noon, with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be given to anyone making a hole-in-one on the 15th hole. All proceeds will benefit the South Jersey Field of Dreams. Call Mel at 609-266-1588.

Knights of Columbus All Saints Council 11th annual scholarship fund Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 16 at Mays Landing Country Club. All proceeds go to the All Saints Council scholarship fund. Call Tom Haynes at 609-926-5596 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Salome's stars: Horoscope for week of July 21

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

horoscope Horoscope for week of July 21

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Lucy and her Sisters

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, July 18, 2014 01:12 pm

Lucy is in shipshape for her 130th birthday celebration in 2011. Lucy is in shipshape for her 130th birthday celebration in 2011. Lucy the Elephant, whose 133rd birthday will be celebrated Saturday, July 19, was one of three mammoth structures built on the East Coast in the late 1800s. The celebration will include carnival games, rides, activities, food and entertainment. There will be free parking and shuttle service to the site from the Union Avenue School playground. For information call 609-823-6473 or see www.lucythelephant.org.

Everyone loves Lucy, the roadside elephant now celebrating her 133rd year as a Margate landmark. But many people don’t know that Lucy once had two sisters: the Light of Asia, a similar wooden elephant built to draw visitors and investors to Cape May, and Elephantine Colossus, which graced an amusement park on New York’s Coney Island.

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One Kook’s Safari> Chip Miller festival is Saturday

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, July 18, 2014 10:21 am

A rider shows off his form on a summer wave. A rider shows off his form on a summer wave. There have been some nice shaped waves this week, but the water temperature still hasn’t come back from the big drop when Hurricane Arthur rolled by. Several days saw waist-high swell, short of the head-high waves Arthur brought, but plenty of fun for those who keep their neoprene handy, or are willing to shiver a little.

The latest water temperature was 62.

Lance Miller isn’t worried about the cold this weekend, though.

“That’s OK,” he said. “We’re supposed to have waves, and that’s all that counts.”

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Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra to show its country side

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 06:07 pm

jacklynbu OCEAN CITY - Jacklyn Buckingham will star in a multimedia show titled “Country Divas” when the Jersey Shore Pops return to the Ocean City Music Pier for their first matinee of the season 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

The concert will feature a tribute to female country music stars Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and others.

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RunAround tour brings Bridgit Mendler, other Disney stars to Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 05:01 pm

WILDWOOD - “RunAround - A Pop Experience” will be making a tour stop at the Wildwoods Convention Center Saturday, July 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at www.RunAroundTour.com  or www.Ticketmaster.com .

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Elvis tribute to follow crowning of Miss North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 04:56 pm

The crowning of Miss North Wildwood will take place 7 p.m. at the Lou Booth Amphitheater on Second and Ocean avenues in North Wildwood.

Immediately after the crowning, Jesse Garron will take the stage at 8 p.m. with a tribute to Elvis.

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Bennie and the Jets to play Centennial Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 04:51 pm

 Elton John tribute band WIDLWOOD CREST - The Elton John tribute band Bennie and the Jets will take the stage at Centennial Park for a free concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19 as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

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The kitchen diva: Cool food

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 04:03 pm

Cool food

"As cool as a cucumber" is a much-used phrase, referring to a state of mind rather than the clean crunch of the pale-green flesh of a cucurbit, but it is true. There isn't a summer-fruiting food that is cooler than a cucumber. When the weather wilts you, a cucumber is nature's tasty refreshment.

Cucumbers are a member of a large, diverse family of summer-ripening crops that include melons and squash.

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Combing for treasure

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:43 pm

Sarah Martin, 5, takes a close look at a mussel she found while beachcombing in Sea Isle City. / Lauren Dickey Sarah Martin, 5, takes a close look at a mussel she found while beachcombing in Sea Isle City. / Lauren Dickey Sea Isle City offers tips and tidbits for better beachcombing

People of all ages often feel the desire to bring home a souvenir from a vacation at the beach – and many times that memento is a seashell found at the shoreline.

Sea Isle City has been assisting beachgoers with this desire for years, offering tips on beachcombing and information about shells and the shore every Tuesday and Thursday morning all summer long.

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Beach Reads> July 18, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:26 pm

Lost Lake Lost Lake

by Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin’s Press

This could be the “last, best summer” for visitors to Lost Lake, a remote tumbledown resort in the swamps of Georgia. Business has fallen off since a giant water park opened nearby, and the lake’s widowed owner, Eby Pim, has decided to sell and travel to Europe, where she honeymooned with her beloved husband George. First, however, Eby must do “inventory,” packing up hopes, regrets and memories as well as the accumulated stuff of a lifetime. Her French housemate Lisette is furious at the prospect of change, and declares she cannot live anywhere else. Others are simply nostalgic, including Eby’s great-niece Kate, recently widowed herself, who comes to Lost Lake with her daughter Devin; Selma and Buhladeen, a pair of comical old women who have summered at the resort for years; and Wes, Kate’s girlhood friend, who lost everything in a long-ago fire and is part of the development group intent on buying the resort. When word gets out that Eby is going to sell, a motley group of townspeople decide to throw a farewell party that just might convince her to stay. This sweet novel has moments of pure magic.

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Cinemania: Apes, humans find they are not so different in ‘Dawn‘

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:41 pm

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is an intense and action-packed sci-fi thriller with brilliant effects and surprisingly real emotional resonance.

The film takes place decades after its predecessor. The simian flu is now widespread. Colonies of apes with genetically advanced brainpower are thriving in the woods, and mankind is on the brink of extinction.

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Frozen bliss

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:28 pm

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the shore has plenty of places to grab a scoop of this sweet and refreshing summertime treat

In a cone, on a stick or in a cup, plain, topped with jimmies or smothered in hot fudge, ice cream is one of the most irresistible and refreshing treats of summer.

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People Poll: Unusual ice cream

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Written by Lauren Dickey Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:32 pm

Question: What is the most unusual ice cream flavor you have heard of or tried?

Birdy Birdy

Blueberry – they actually were made from the blueberries from Hammonton.

- Dana Birdy, Washington Township

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