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Henry’s sells jewelry down by the seashore

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 08, 2013 03:45 pm

Sam Koperwas, left, and Jeff Sherman, friends since childhood, own Henry’s Landmark Jeweler of Ocean City. Sam Koperwas, left, and Jeff Sherman, friends since childhood, own Henry’s Landmark Jeweler of Ocean City.

Sam Koperwas and Jeff Sherman started out as childhood friends, growing up in Brooklyn and playing Little League baseball.

Later they went into business together – by their own admission not knowing much. Today the two are longtime business partners who run an award-winning jewelry store.

Koperwas and Sherman joined forces in 1972 to start Henry’s Trading Post in Ocean City, which sold American Indian jewelry.

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Beacon Art exhibiting work of 2 contemporary artists

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Monday, July 08, 2013 03:36 pm

‘Red Door’ by Jennifer Hansen Rolli ‘Red Door’ by Jennifer Hansen Rolli

Two divergent artists will explore the landscape in the exhibit “Utter Discourse: Now and Then – An Investigation into Current Trends of Contemporary Art” running July 6-Aug. 2 at Beacon Art/Shortwave Gallery in Stone Harbor.

Jennifer Hansen Rolli is a native of Bucks County, Pa., whose father was also a painter. He took her many places that spurred her creativity and love of nature, according to a news release.

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Daks Kayaks does all but the paddling for you

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 08, 2013 03:00 pm

Daks Kayaks of Ocean City is an offshoot of owners Dave and Alene Hartman’s passion for water sports. Daks Kayaks of Ocean City is an offshoot of owners Dave and Alene Hartman’s passion for water sports.

When Dave Hartman’s bad knees got the better of him, he realized surfing was no longer an option.

“I can’t surf anymore, so I looked for an alternative to be able to still ride waves,” he said.

While doing some research, he came across the waveski.

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Cinemania > Bullock, McCarthy bring laughs, chemistry to lukewarm plot of ‘The Heat’

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Monday, July 08, 2013 02:30 pm

An uptight New York FBI agent played by Sandra Bullock is paired up with Melissa McCarthy’s raunchy beat cop from Boston in director Paul Feig’s ‘The Heat.’ An uptight New York FBI agent played by Sandra Bullock is paired up with Melissa McCarthy’s raunchy beat cop from Boston in director Paul Feig’s ‘The Heat.’

“The Heat” is your typical buddy-cop comedy but with a twist, in that both its stars are women. Unfortunately, other than its novel casting, the film is wholly unoriginal, and hits all the beats of similar comedies from “Beverly Hills Cop” on – and with excessive force. 

Sandra Bullock is an uptight FBI agent from New York. Melissa McCarthy is a raunchy beat cop from Boston with a flagrant disregard for due process. She does anything she can, legal and otherwise, to bust criminals. Bullock, who is trying to prove worthy of a promotion, is sent to Beantown to take down a drug kingpin. The two reluctantly team up and form an unlikely bond while cracking the case. It's familiar territory for sure, and the movie suffers for it. 

Even with a structure as formulaic as this, “The Heat” could have transcended its predictability if it were just a lot tighter. A lot of the time, the movie is an excuse for McCarthy to riff with reckless abandonment. Her character is funny enough, and there are times where these improvised moments work. But a lot of the time it seems like you're watching a film built from outtakes. It occasionally hits a groove, and then you are thrown back into a plot that is as tired as they come.

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Found it in … Stone Harbor

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 08, 2013 01:30 pm

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Second Sunday to showcase work of 5 artists

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Monday, July 08, 2013 12:45 pm

Turtle tile by Donna and Wayne Rowe Turtle tile by Donna and Wayne Rowe

The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery will host Second Sunday 4-6 p.m. July 14 at the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May. Featured artists Diane Flanegan, Linda Pendrak, Diana Cutshall and Donna and Wayne Rowe will be at the gallery to speak about their work, and light refreshments will be served.

Glass artist Flanegan has done custom stained glass windows for Cape May and Wildwood area homes, as well as decorative boxes and sea glass jewelry. Her eclectic style and artistic flair are reflected in her new passion, fused glass, which she uses to make jewelry, barrettes, vessels and sculptural pieces. Her theme for Second Sunday is “Remember Summer.”

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Pirate Pete is back aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 08, 2013 12:15 pm

The Pirate Pete Cruise departs Wednesdays from Cape May and Thursdays from Lewes, Del., through Aug. 22. The Pirate Pete Cruise departs Wednesdays from Cape May and Thursdays from Lewes, Del., through Aug. 22.

Pete the Pirate will be back aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry this summer to conduct pirate-themed cruises July 10-Aug. 22.

The big blue pirate mascot will accompany children onboard for a fun-filled adventure across the Delaware Bay with a boatload of entertainment and various activities for the kids.

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beach reads > July 8, 2013

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Written by Marjorie Preston Monday, July 08, 2013 11:13 am

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Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
The Miami Herald columnist is back with another smart, cynical and laugh-out-loud funny look at his home turf of South Florida, the “Medicare-fraud capital of America” and the home of gators, dope dealers, real estate speculators and other predators. In “Bad Monkey,” the author of “Sick Puppy” and the recipient of the Damon Runyan Award presents perhaps his most unlikely hero: Andrew Yancy, a hot-headed detective on suspension who has been bumped down to restaurant inspector – what he calls “roach patrol.” Yancey gets back in action after fishermen aboard a pleasure cruise off Key West reel in a human arm. DNA testing shows the limb belongs to one Nicky Stripling, a con artist whose ill-gotten gains came from the sale of nonexistent senior scooters called Super Rollies. Now Stripling is fish food, and his widow is living the high life. From that wild premise, Hiaasen takes off with his usual wit and acerbic world view. This is a very funny book.

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Stockton Performing Arts Center events

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 08, 2013 12:00 am

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“Winnie the Pooh”

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10
Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little bear of Very Little Brain, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.

Tickets are $10. Call 855-708-9699.

Christopher Cross

8 p.m. Monday, July 15, Cape May Convention Hall

Christopher Cross was the biggest new star of 1980, and he virtually defined adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the No. 1 hit “Sailing.” Cross will perform his hits including “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind,” “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do),” “All Right,” “No Time for Talk” and “Think of Laura.”

Tickets are $35. Call 855-708-9699.

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Service with a Smile > June 28, 2013

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 01, 2013 05:13 pm

Johanna Islinger, Emily Conn and Mike Scector of Sack o’ Subs in Ocean City.

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Mixed media darling

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Monday, July 01, 2013 03:44 pm

Autumn de Forest, 11, will open a new exhibit of her work July 4 at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor. Autumn de Forest, 11, will open a new exhibit of her work July 4 at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor. 11-year-old artist Autumn de Forest is capturing the attention of collectors and the curious from coast to coast

 

Petite, poised, and 11 years old, professional artist Autumn de Forest is already a celebrity. Described as a child prodigy and an artistic genius, she is the talk of the art world, the object of collectors, the American sweetheart of news and entertainment media from coast to coast.

 

She has been profiled on the Discovery Channel, interviewed by Matt Lauer on “The Today Show,” and commissioned by Disney to create a suite of Disney princess paintings. Her art can fetch upwards of $25,000 apiece.

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6 things to do on a rainy day

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 01, 2013 02:00 pm

Natali Vineyards is one of the wineries on the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities self-guided wine trail. Natali Vineyards is one of the wineries on the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities self-guided wine trail.

It’s summertime. You’ve got a day, or a few days, or a week off from work. You head to the shore with your family or friends, expecting to spend some time sunning yourself on the beach and checking out the new rides on the boardwalk. And then the storm clouds roll in.

Don’t fret; rain is no reason to sit inside and watch TV or play video games – you can do that back home. There are lots of things to do – so get up, get dressed, grab an umbrella, and go out and explore the shore.

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People Poll > June 28, 2013

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Monday, July 01, 2013 01:14 pm

What do you like to do on a rainy day at the shore? 


“Play cards, especially euchre.”
- John Carson, DeKalb, Ill.

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One Kook's Safari > Take your time, a wave will be along soon

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, June 28, 2013 03:30 pm

 A young surfer gets an assist on the takeoff, but tackles a wave like a pro at International Suring Day last week.  A young surfer gets an assist on the takeoff, but tackles a wave like a pro at International Suring Day last week.

Now, everything changes.

It took a long time, but as of this week, the water warmed up enough to drop the wetsuit. For a long session, you are going to want something to keep your upper body warm, and there are a few folks still out there with their full neoprene armor, but we are back in bathing suit weather.

That means faster paddling, less time wrestling in and out of the suit, and that great feel of cool, salty water on a hot day.

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Castles will rise from the sand at amateur sculpting festival

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Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 am

Festival host Matt Long of Can You Dig It Sand Tools poses with a sand sculpture he recently constructed in New York City. Festival host Matt Long of Can You Dig It Sand Tools poses with a sand sculpture he recently constructed in New York City.

WILDWOOD CREST - The inaugural Wildwood Crest Amateur Sand Sculpting Festival will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 alongside the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. Participation in the contest portion of the event is free, and all are welcome to join in the fun or to watch the sculptors at work.

The contest is being organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and directed by internationally known sand sculptor Matt Long.

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Cinemania > Mike and Sulley learn about life, fright at ‘Monsters University’

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, June 27, 2013 07:52 pm

‘Monsters University’ follows the budding friendship of Mike and Sulley. ‘Monsters University’ follows the budding friendship of Mike and Sulley.

At a certain point, Pixar stopped being concerned with creating amazing cinematic triumphs. And while it is a slight disappointment to realize this, it doesn't mean the studio’s movies aren't still great. This summer they return to the well with “Monsters University,” an origin story about the characters from “Monsters Inc.” And while it doesn't surpass the original, it equals it in charm and appeal. 

The ending of the first “Monsters” movie left little to draw from, so the team set its sights on a prequel, telling the story of how Mike and Sulley (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) met as young monsters and learned their scary craft. It all takes place at Monsters University, a college that teaches young students the ways of becoming competent fiends. The two start out as rivals, but slowly hatred grows to acceptance and eventually genuine friendship. Sulley is a monster with natural talent and a family reputation to fall back on, but he lacks Mike’s hard work ethic. And Mike, while dedicated and passionate, unfortunately is just not that scary. The two lean on each other to form an unlikely bond. 

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Warm weather brings mixed bag of fishing

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, June 27, 2013 06:24 pm

Cassy Gluyas of Clermont snags an almost 3-pound sea bass aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood. Cassy Gluyas of Clermont snags an almost 3-pound sea bass aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood.

As warmer weather settles in, the water temperatures have begun to rise, giving up a mixed bag of fish. The severe thunderstorms we were hit with a couple of weeks ago and last weekend's super moon – which brought tides higher than normal – resulted in some dirty water earlier in the week. Some anglers complained that flounder were hard to find in the back bay, while others are boasting about doormat-sized catches. Offshore fishing is continuing to pick up.

Tom Christ at Brennan Marine in Somers Point had good reports of both inshore and offshore fishing. Last week, Mike Collins fished on his boat Rust Nail in the back bay behind Somers Point and had a number of fluke, the biggest of which weighed in at 4.54 pounds. He was using a combination of mackerel and Gulps.

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beach reads > edition of June 28, 2013

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, June 27, 2013 03:05 pm

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The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood, W.W. Norton
This lyrical new entry by the author of “The Knitting Circle” reveals the secret longings of two women at vastly different times in American history: Claire is a homebound wife and mother in the 1960s who finds new purpose in the election of John F. Kennedy. Along with the women in her circle, she follows Jackie Kennedy with fanlike devotion, even laying odds as to what color the first lady will wear to the inauguration. At heart Claire is deeply discontented, and a liaison with a JFK campaign worker puts her stodgy marriage on the rocks. Vivien Lowe is an obituary writer in post-earthquake San Francisco who dispenses with dates, places and other biographical minutiae to focus instead on the character and spirit of the departed. This is her gift to the bereaved. Vivien, too, is haunted by loss: she believes an amnesiac in the news is her lover, presumed killed in the quake. These stories are woven separately through most of the book, but wind together in satisfying fashion at the conclusion. It is a touching story, beautifully rendered and filled with compassion.

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Cavalier Cottage transformed into designer show house

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:13 am

Sandra McDowell of New Interior Creations in Egg Harbor Township is the designer of the front porch of Cavalier Cottage. Sandra McDowell of New Interior Creations in Egg Harbor Township is the designer of the front porch of Cavalier Cottage.

This year’s designer show house sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities is the Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington Street in Cape May.

The eighth annual Cape May Designer Show House, scheduled to open last weekend, had a delayed opening June 27. The home features 17 rooms and spaces made over by 16 designers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The 2,800-square foot Neo-Victorian house is owned by Ioanna Iliopulos and Tom Cataldo, friends of MAC who are looking to make Cavalier Cottage their retirement home. The house is named after their dogs, which are Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

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on the water> with Jimmy Fee

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Friday, June 21, 2013 12:19 pm

While the days of summer belong to the sunbathers and pleasure boaters, the nights belong to the fishermen. Hit the water after sundown for hot summer fishing at the Jersey shore. While the days of summer belong to the sunbathers and pleasure boaters, the nights belong to the fishermen. Hit the water after sundown for hot summer fishing at the Jersey shore.

The night bite

As the summer season reaches its peak at the Jersey shore, the waterways become a focal point of activity. Swimmers, pleasure boaters and jet-skiers flock to the back bays and beaches to enjoy the warm weather.

Unfortunately, the commotion wrought by these summer fun seekers hinders any would-be fish feeding. So during the summer months, many fish shift their activity to the quieter nighttime hours – and smart fishermen do the same.

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