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All in for turtles

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, June 13, 2013 02:31 pm

A motorcyclist leads the Cumberland County HOG riders out of Kindle Ford in Cape May Court House at a previous run. A motorcyclist leads the Cumberland County HOG riders out of Kindle Ford in Cape May Court House at a previous run.

Motorcyle Poker Run helps these slowpokes crossing the road get to the other side

Every year during their nesting season, hundreds of turtles are killed trying to cross the roads of Cape May County.

Be it a diamondback terrapin, snapping turtle, painted turtle, box turtle, red-bellied turtle, red-eared slider or mud turtle – all of which are found locally – few can survive a run-in with a motor vehicle.

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beach reads > June 13

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, June 13, 2013 02:19 pm

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Ask Wendy by Wendy Williams, William Morrow.Want some wisdom on man drama, family drama, body image drama or “mama drama”? Wendy Williams has an answer. But it may not be a good answer. The problem with “Ask Wendy,” subtitled “Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life,” is that all too often, it serves up easy answers and pep talks without substance. Need dental work and can’t afford it? Save up and go to the dentist. Need to lose weight? You can do it, girlfriend! Husband dresses like a slob? Buy him some new jeans and a nice polo shirt. When it comes to advice, the ubiquitous TV host may have limited credentials –her resume includes stints on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Drop Dead Diva,” along with her own lifestyle show – but Williams brings equal parts sass and brass to the problems facing contemporary women, and manages to score a few good-sense points.

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Contestants wanted for Miss North Wildwood pageant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 13, 2013 02:07 pm

The reigning Miss North Wildwood is Brooke Iacono. The reigning Miss North Wildwood is Brooke Iacono.

Organizers of the Miss North Wildwood Interview Pageant are looking for young women between the age of 16 and 21 to compete for the title of Miss North Wildwood.

The winner will represent the city at special events all year long and receive $500. The first runner-up will receive $150, and the prize for second runner-up is $100. All contestants will receive a special gift and a gift bag.

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People Poll > Father's Day

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:45 pm

What is the best advice your father ever gave you?

“Family always comes first.”

- Teresa Preziosi, Vineland

 


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Shake up your summer workout

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:26 pm

Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it is important to find a fitness routine that can be maintained. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body.

Shake things up

Having a variety of fitness activities works different parts of the body, keeps you engaged in the process, and ensures you have some way to exercise no matter what the weather is like. Lifting weights, swimming, cycling, walking, dancing – there are plenty of ways to have fun as you work out.

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How to behave in the theater

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:20 pm

Please: No tank tops, no balloons, no food, no placing your feet on the seats in front of you, no screeching at the performers, no talking  during performances, no cellphones and no exiting or entering except when there is a break in the action.

These are some of the rules of theatrical etiquette that educator-director Kay Aspell is  emphasizing in a special segment of the children’s summer theater camp of  Shore (Sure) Productions at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township.

“Not all of the action in the theater takes place on stage,” Aspell said. “Some of it occurs in the audience, and there are certain rules of etiquette and behavior there, just as there are in restaurants, at proms or other social events.”

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Middle Township PAC announces summer lineup

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:18 pm

The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township has announced its list of professional shows for the summer season through year’s end.

Included in the lineup are eight concerts by pianist Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops, along with performances by The Platters and singer Ron Gartner, the Bronx Wanderers with the Fabulous Grease Band, the New Jersey Ballet in its annual presentation of “The Nutcracker,” The Hit Men of “Jersey Boys” fame in a special holiday show, and “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” a holiday tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

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Cinemania > Improv not enough to save bad script of ‘The Internship’

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Written by Joe Bell Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:08 pm

New hires Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up with a group of nerdy outcasts at Google in an attempt to earn the respect of their peers in ‘The Internship.’ New hires Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up with a group of nerdy outcasts at Google in an attempt to earn the respect of their peers in ‘The Internship.’

In “The Internship,” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, so memorably paired in “Wedding Crashers,” play two out-of-touch salesmen who discover during a sales call that their company no longer exists. In a tough economy, the two lose hope until they use their sob story and their fast-talking skills to scam their way into an internship at Google.

Suddenly they are thrown into a world of technology they can’t understand, surrounded by kids half their age who excel in it, competing for the most amazing jobs in the world. And how does Google pick its employees? By forcing them to compete in games, a strategy that almost guarantees they don’t pick the most qualified candidates.

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Reinvigorate the garden in a few easy steps

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:03 pm

A soaker hose or similar watering system conserves water while reducing the risk of disease. A soaker hose or similar watering system conserves water while reducing the risk of disease.

Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. But you can help your gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.

Start by assessing the condition of your landscape. Remove dead plants as soon as possible; they can harbor insects and disease organisms that can infest your healthy plantings. Consider replacing struggling plants with healthy plants better suited to the space, growing conditions and landscape design. Often, better results can be achieved in less time by starting over rather than trying to nurse a sick plant back to health.

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Found it in … Cape May

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Wednesday, June 12, 2013 03:01 pm

Found it in … Cape May

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South Jersey waters give up some big catches

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Wednesday, June 12, 2013 02:59 pm

Wayne Greer and Jack Hueter from Haddon Heights and Bob Gauntt from Cherry Hill snap up five flounder up to 21 inches. The fish were weighed in at Whale Creek Marina in Strathmere. Wayne Greer and Jack Hueter from Haddon Heights and Bob Gauntt from Cherry Hill snap up five flounder up to 21 inches. The fish were weighed in at Whale Creek Marina in Strathmere.

Just when we had a weekend without the winds, we were slammed with rain, and lots of it. Half of last weekend was a washout. Several tournaments were postponed due to the soaking rain tropical storm Andrea produced. Another day of the wet weather earlier this week put a damper on outings, but when anglers do get a chance to go out, a variety of fish have been caught.

Offshore fishing reports are now starting to come, in including one from Tom Christ of Brennan Marine in Somers Point. He said anglers aboard Frigate fished for sharks around the Cigar last Monday and hooked a 145-pound mako. They also had a small mako under 100 pounds, two blue sharks around 100 pounds, and a smaller thresher shark in the 60- to 70-pound range, all of which were released. The anglers reported in to Christ that the water temperatures were still a bit cold, but they had a nice chum slick going that created the nonstop action.

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Landscapes, architecture are focus of art exhibits

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 02:50 pm

Landscapes, architecture are focus of art exhibits Landscapes, architecture are focus of art exhibits

Soma NewArt Gallery will welcome back artist Sean Taylor for his sixth solo show with a reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Taylor’s trademark style incorporates atmospheric blues and grays in distant muted horizons and beach-life motifs.

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Nature Center announces children’s summer camp lineup

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 02:43 pm

Children tend to their newly planted seeds at one of last year’s summer camps. Children tend to their newly planted seeds at one of last year’s summer camps.

The New Jersey Audubon Nature Center of Cape May will offer summer camps for children entering prekindergarten through sixth grade 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday through Aug. 16.

Preregistration is recommended for all programs. The fee is $100 per week for members and $125 per week for nonmembers. Daily rates are available.

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Is your sunscreen hurting you? Part 2

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 07, 2013 02:32 pm

Some sunscreens contain ingredients that can actually be harmful, according to the Environmental Working Group.

9 facts about sunscreen

Do you depend on sunscreen for skin protection? Millions of Americans do, but maybe they shouldn’t – according to a nonprofit environmental research and advocacy organization called the Environmental Working Group.

Melanoma rates are increasing, and the consensus among scientists seems to be that sunscreen alone cannot reverse the trend, the EWG says. Yet a good sunscreen can play role in preventing sunburn, which is a major risk factor for melanoma – provided it is used correctly.

To protect the skin against burning and the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, sunscreen should be applied liberally, thoroughly and often, the experts advise. And even with the new FDA rules, consumers are advised to read sunscreen labels carefully, be wary of manufacturers' claims, and to avoid sunscreens containing potentially harmful ingredients.

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Exploring the bay with Bay Cats

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Friday, June 07, 2013 12:28 pm

CAP OC Bay Cats 2: Bay Cats Tour guide Bill Stuempfig makes frequents stops during to talk to tour goers about marsh wildlife.

When tour guide Bill Stuempfig takes a group out into the back bays of Ocean City, he has one goal in mind.
“I want them to have a greater appreciation for the bay,” he said.

Mission accomplished.

For more than 30 years, Stuempfig has been a tour guide for Bay Cats of Ocean City, which offers nature tours of the marshes by kayak.

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