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Beach Reads: August 1, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Down the Shore Down the Shore
by Stan Parish, Viking
Two young men flee personal crises at the Jersey shore for a second chance at St. Andrew’s University in Edinburgh. Tom Alison is the ambitious son of a working-class single mom. He made it into a fancy boarding school and is headed for the Ivy League, where he’ll chase his career dreams straight to Wall Street. When he almost blows it by dealing drugs, Tom decides to redeem himself with a year at the Scottish university, also attended by Prince William. Clare Savage is the son of a disgraced Lehman Brothers financier. His parents have gone into hiding, leaving Clare to deal with the simmering fury of those bilked by his father. Befriended by Tom and his tough, compassionate mother, Clare also decides to take a semester at St. Andrew’s. But Tom’s redemption and Clare’s longing for acceptance both could be derailed when the friends fall in with a reckless, moneyed crowd. This debut novel is smart and fast-paced, and readers will enjoy references to Ocean City, the Wildwoods, LBI and Princeton.

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Craft Beer and Crab Fest returns to Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 05:38 pm

Photo credit: Courtesy of MAC Photo credit: Courtesy of MAC The third annual Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival will return to the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May Saturday, Aug. 9.

The all-day festival will feature steamed blue claw crabs, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and other picnic foods, along with local and regional craft beer, live music all day on out outdoor stage, craft vendors and activities for the kids.

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First Ladies of Rock and Soul debut at Centennial Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 04:47 pm

Making their inaugural appearance at the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, the First Ladies of Rock and Soul will turn back the clock and perform the top hits of the girl groups that characterized the musical landscape of the 1960s. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Centennial Park.

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Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:57 pm

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will celebrate lighthouse history with speakers, authors, exhibits and children’s activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will celebrate lighthouse history with speakers, authors, exhibits and children’s activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. NORTH WILDWOOD - The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will celebrate 225 years of lighthouse heritage and history with free admission, special presentations and children’s activities on National Lighthouse Day Thursday, Aug. 7.

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Service with a Smile> August 1, 2014

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:11 pm

Madalina Zamfira, Nicole Bayer, Josh Breslin and Alison Kuklinski Madalina Zamfira, Nicole Bayer, Josh Breslin and Alison Kuklinski of Jimbo’s Family Restaurant in North Wildwood.

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Sea Isle Paddle Fest will be a battle of the paddles

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:02 pm

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. SEA ISLE CITY - Harbor Outfitters will hold its secondannual Fish Alley Paddle FestSaturday, Aug. 9 in Sea Isle City.

Originally scheduled for July 27, the event was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Harlem Globetrotters are back in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:53 pm

Globetrotter Bull Bullard sits atop the backboard. Globetrotter Bull Bullard sits atop the backboard. The Harlem Globetrotters will play games in only one American city this summer – and that city will be Wildwood, N.J.

The wizards of basketball, who show off their fancy footwork and gravity-defying dunks on courts around the world, will be bringing their hoop artistry to the Wildwoods Convention Center for the fourth consecutive year Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 6-9, with a game each night starting at 7.

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Suspense unfolds in ‘Clueless at the Emlen Physick Estate’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:43 pm

Photo courtesy of Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities Photo courtesy of Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities When the guest of honor at a birthday party is found dead, everyone is suspect during the staging of “Clueless at the Physick Estate - Death of the Party,” a new tour at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May.

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Found it in … Ocean City

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 pm

This Nixon 51-30 Chrono Leather Black Snake watch found at Seventh Street Surf Shop in Ocean City is a statement in rugged sophistication.

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Cinemania: ‘Hercules’ offers plenty of skull-cracking fun‘

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:35 am

Hercules, which stars Dwayne Johnson as the Greek hero, is a surprisingly satisfying, straightforward action film that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's far from a great film, but it offers plenty of skull-cracking hits and more than enough moments of genuine entertainment.

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Leave the world behind and go surfing

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, July 26, 2014 09:59 am

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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Wildwoods to hold 105th baby parade

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00 am

The baby parade begins 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 on the boardwalk in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center at Burk Avenue in Wildwood. The baby parade begins 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 on the boardwalk in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center at Burk Avenue in Wildwood. The 105th Wildwoods baby parade kicks off this year with the Wildwoods Baby Waddle Contest Tuesday, July 29 – the day before the parade, which has been a Wildwood tradition since 1909.

The baby waddle will take place 10 a.m. on the grassy circle in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants of walking or crawling age are encouraged to show off their technique to win prizes.

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CINEMANIA: Diaz, Segel star in illogical and slapstick ‘Sex Tape’

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Written by Joe Bell Friday, July 25, 2014 01:32 pm

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel are a married couple whose sex life has gone stale. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, the two decide to make a sex tape. Of course, it accidentally gets in the hands of friends and family, so the pair end up on a nightlong chase through the L.A. suburbs, attempting to track down and delete every last copy.

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Swashbuckling adventures come to Cape May stage and screen

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Burt Lancaster stars in the 1952 classic ‘The Crimson Pirate.’ Burt Lancaster stars in the 1952 classic ‘The Crimson Pirate.’ August at the East Lynne Theater will be all about swashbuckling. With “Zorro!” running currently on the mainstage through Aug. 30, the company’s Sunday Film Series, co-sponsored by the Cape May Film Society, will present two high-seas adventures – “The Crimson Pirate” (1952) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and “The Black Pirate” (1926) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

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Fai’s brings a taste of Hong Kong to the shore

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Written by Lauren Dickey Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Bang Bang Shrimp is one of the most popular appetizers at Fai’s Authentic Chinese Cuisine, according to owner Ivy Lai. / Lauren Dickey Bang Bang Shrimp is one of the most popular appetizers at Fai’s Authentic Chinese Cuisine, according to owner Ivy Lai. / Lauren Dickey Those looking for an authentic Chinese culinary experience might want to try a trip to Fai’s in Ocean View, where the menu includes everything from pork fried rice and General Tso’s chicken toduck specials and salt and pepper calamari.

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