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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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Beach Reads> July 25, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Under the Wide and Starry Sky Under the Wide and Starry Sky
by Nancy Horan, Ballantine Books
Curl up on the beach or deck and get lost in this sweeping second novel by the author of “Loving Frank.” Like that book, which assayed the tangled love affairs of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Horan’s latest tracks the unconventional relationship between Scottish poet and author Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne. In a gesture of rebellion that was shocking for the time, Fanny packed up three children and left her charming, cheating husband to study art in Europe. There she met the callow Stevenson, 10 years younger and still dependent on his businessman father for support. Louis studied to be a lawyer, but after passing the bar cast off his father’s expectations in order to write. He provides the solace and comfort Fanny craves. Pressured by her husband and guilt-ridden over the death of her young son, Fanny decides to give her marriage one more try, and Louis crosses the Atlantic to win her back. This splendid novel, as captivating and wide-ranging as Horan’s great debut, follows the star-crossed couple from struggle to fame and beyond. Absolutely engrossing.

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Billboard 2014

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

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

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Summer short stories feature local settings

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 07:18 pm

What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men and bad luck? “Sandy Shorts,” a new book of short stories by Nancy Powichroski Sherman.

Stories in the book are set in the coastal South Jersey towns of Cape May, Ocean City and Wildwood, along with Delaware locations including Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. They are grouped into sections labeled “Sunny Days,” “Shifting Sands,” “Stormy Skies” and “Starry Nights,” according to their mood. Many of the stories reference local restaurants, beaches, bars, stores and other local spots.

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Tina Turner tribute coming to Centennial Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 06:53 pm

Suzette Dorsey Suzette Dorsey Singer Suzette Dorsey will perform the rock and soul music of Tina Turner at a free concert Saturday, July 26 in Wildwood Crest’s Centennial Park.

In the tribute show, which is part of the city’s Summer Music Series, Dorsey re-creates Tina Turner’s high-energy concert tour shows. Her resemblance to Tina Turner extends to both her look and her distinctive sound.

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Just add paint

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:49 pm

Max Alweiss, 4, gets some assistance from his mother, Michelle Alweiss. / Lauren Dickey Max Alweiss, 4, gets some assistance from his mother, Michelle Alweiss. / Lauren Dickey There are plenty of ways to keep kids busy over summer vacation – swimming at the beach or pool, boardwalk games and amusement rides, museums, mini golf, movies and more – but sometimes children need a little downtime and the chance to experience the quieter side of life at the beach.

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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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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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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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