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Found it in … Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 29, 2013 02:52 pm

 Found it in … Wildwood 


 This huge inflatable water slide was seen on the beach at Leaming Avenue last Friday.

WILDWOOD - Think you’ve seen everything in Wildwood? Think again. This huge inflatable water slide was seen on the beach at Leaming Avenue last Friday. The blue and yellow slide is a short way from the boardwalk and so massive it’s hard to miss. City officials said the ride will continue to stay open through September, weather permitting. So if you feel the need to get in one last trip to the beach, you can kill two birds with one stone and take a ride down the slide, too. The price is $5 for one ride or $25 for an unlimited day pass.

   

One Kook's Safari > Hang 10, if you can manage it

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, August 24, 2013 05:56 am

 Cailin Callahan takes a wave. She can walk the board like it has been nailed to the wave, but don’t ask her to explain how.  Cailin Callahan takes a wave. She can walk the board like it has been nailed to the wave, but don’t ask her to explain how.

Once upon a time, I was trying to learn how to drive a standard transmission.

I was after clear, concise instructions. How fast should the car be moving before changing from first to second? How many rpm? How quickly do I release the clutch in relationship to depressing the gas?

The answer was always the same: You just have to get a feel for it.

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William Ris Gallery exhibiting pastel landscapes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 23, 2013 06:15 am

 Clockwise from top left are Breaking Light by Wendy McClatchy
September Wetlands by Ann Guidera-Matey
Somewhere by Stan Sperlak
Swept Away by Elissa Prystauk
 Clockwise from top left are Breaking Light by Wendy McClatchy September Wetlands by Ann Guidera-Matey Somewhere by Stan Sperlak Swept Away by Elissa Prystauk

STONE HARBOR - The William Ris Gallery at 9400 Second Ave. in Stone Harbor is currently exhibiting pastel landscapes by various local artists.

The featured pastel artists include Wendy McClatchy, Ann Guidera-Matey, Stan Sperlak and Elissa Prystauk.

Whether depicting a scene in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Goshen or beyond, each painting reflects the diverse landscape of the Southern Jersey area – all close in proximity but decidedly different.

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Cinemania > Ashton Kutcher stands out in grandiose biopic ‘Jobs’

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:07 pm

Aston Kutcher nails the role of Steve Jobs, the former head of Apple. Aston Kutcher nails the role of Steve Jobs, the former head of Apple.

Ashton Kutcher stands out in grandiose biopic ‘Jobs’

“Jobs” opens with the introduction of the iPod at an Apple conference in 2001. Dramatic music swells and lens flares flash as Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) announces the device as a "tool for the heart." Before he even pulls it from his pocket, the crowd goes wild.

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Dock dining goes way back at Carmen’s Seafood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 22, 2013 06:18 pm

  Carmen’s Restaurant is on the bay in Sea Isle City. Carmen’s Restaurant is on the bay in Sea Isle City.

SEA ISLE CITY - There is a long history behind the no-frills, casual seafood dining at Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant in Sea Isle City.

Restaurant manager Carrie Foulke is the granddaughter of Aniello and Conchetta Conti, who in 1943 purchased a parcel of commercial property on 43rd Place for $250 that would later become Carmen’s.

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Lifeguard Profile > Beach calls Wildwood guard back to the job

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, August 22, 2013 04:13 pm

Cainin Noon is back with the Wildwood Beach Patrol after five summers away.   Cainin Noon is back with the Wildwood Beach Patrol after five summers away.

WILDWOOD - Cainin Noon lifeguarded for five summers while in his early- to mid-20s. He left the Wildwood Beach Patrol after taking a job as an instructor with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, a 12-month-per-year position teaching health and physical education at a youth correction center in Tabernacle.

He liked the job, but he found that his mind would drift during the summer months as he longed to sit on a lifeguard stand.

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Fishing > Charters report one of best tuna seasons in years

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, August 22, 2013 03:40 pm

  A 20-inch flounder is the first fish for 6-year-old Mia DeJesse of Philadelphia. It was caught off the Grassy Sound Marina Fishing Pier on minnows during the top of the tide.  A 20-inch flounder is the first fish for 6-year-old Mia DeJesse of Philadelphia. It was caught off the Grassy Sound Marina Fishing Pier on minnows during the top of the tide.  The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Tournament was held this week out of the Canyon Club in Cape May as well as Ocean City, Md. Some 117 boats entered the contest this year and had the opportunity to fish three days out of the five-day event.

As of press time anglers were still fishing, with final results expected to be posted Friday evening, Aug. 23.

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Tides > week of Aug. 23, 2013

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, August 22, 2013 03:28 pm

Cape May Tides        
  AM Low AM High PM Low PM High
Friday 3:56 10:21 4:20 10:40
Saturday 4:41 11:08 5:11 11:27
Sunday 5:26 11:55 6:03 none
Monday 6:12 12:14 6:58 12:44
Tuesday 7:00 1:05 7:56 1:37
Wednesday 7:52 2:01 8:57 2:33
Thursday 8:48 3:01 9:57 3:33
         
Ocean City Tides        
  AM Low AM High PM Low PM High
Friday 4:47 10:43 5:11 11:02
Saturday 5:32 11:30 6:02 11:49
Sunday 6:17 12:17 6:54 none
Monday 7:03 12:36 7:49 1:06
Tuesday 7:51 1:27 8:47 1:59
Wednesday 8:43 2:23 9:48 2:5
Thursday 9:39 3:23 10:48 3:55
         
   

People poll > Before summer ends?

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 22, 2013 01:17 pm

What’s one thing you’d like to cross off your to-do list before summer ends?

Larry Baker  Larry Baker

Go to Morrow’s Nut House in Cape May. It’s my favorite spot.

- Larry Baker, Media, Pa.

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Blues on the Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 20, 2013 02:23 pm

lee The 21st annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series will continue Friday, August 23 with Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band 7 p.m. at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues in Somers Point.

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Service with a Smile, Margate > Aug. 18, 2013

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Written by Nikki Djokovich Sunday, August 18, 2013 02:55 pm

Nikki Djokovich/Sophia Restaurant Nikki Djokovich/Sophia Restaurant Sofia Restaurant, Margate

David Gonzales, left, 47, of Margate has been working at the restaurant for 7 years. Damon Naame, 46, of Margate has also worked at the restaurant for 7 years.  John Tomaselli, 37, has been working there for 7 years as well. Lauren Minghenelli, 18, of Longport has been working at Sophia's for 1 year now.

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Beach Reads > Aug. 16, 2013

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Written by Marjorie Preston Saturday, August 17, 2013 01:08 pm

Super Boys

by Brad Ricca, St. Martin’s Press

Subtitled “The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Creators of Superman,” this hefty bio will be a treat for comic book fans and anyone who loves a great rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Just as in the comics, “Super Boys” has its heroes and villains. In the hero category: the imaginative, obsessive, adorably geeky writer and artist who created the Man of Steel while in their teens. The boys who created Superman might have become super-rich if not for one grievous mistake: they agreed to accept $130 from DC Comics (in the villain category) for exclusive rights to the cartoon.

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people poll> What’s the coolest tattoo you have ever seen?

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 16, 2013 02:00 pm


 This lady had a trippy ’60s mural all up her side that took 48 hours of work to do. 
-- Alex Dunlap, Wildwood

This lady had a trippy ’60s mural all up her side that took 48 hours of work to do.

-- Alex Dunlap, Wildwood

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Service with a Smile > Aug. 16, 2013

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 16, 2013 12:51 pm

  Jennifer DeWeese of North End American Grill in North Wildwood.
 
Jennifer DeWeese of North End American Grill in North Wildwood.

Jennifer DeWeese of North End American Grill in North Wildwood.

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One Kook's Safari > Little waves, big fun, and summer speeding by

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, August 16, 2013 03:16 am

 August is half gone. Better get out and enjoy what’s left.  August is half gone. Better get out and enjoy what’s left.  Cold. Dark.

This morning, the alarm went off in an hour that starts with an “F,” which is never all that inviting.

August is half over, and it seems like the calendar is on fast forward. Better make the most of it.

That often means getting in surfing before and after work, which with the days getting shorter, means seeing a lot of sunsets and sunrises.

Thursday morning, when this was written, didn’t seem much like August, though. Even dry and at home, the air felt chilly. Besides, we knew the chance of waves was a longshot, whereas the possibility that the nice, fluffy pillow would remain soft and comfortable was a statistical near-certainty.

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Beach patrol chief marks 40th summer as a lifeguard

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, August 15, 2013 08:18 pm

 Tony Cavalier is the longtime chief of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.  Tony Cavalier is the longtime chief of the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.

By the close of this year, Tony Cavalier will have outlasted the terms of 13 New Jersey governors, eight U.S. presidents and four North Wildwood mayors over the course of his career with the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.

Cavalier, 66, the North Wildwood Beach Patrol’s longtime chief, is celebrating his 40th summer as a lifeguard. He worked his way up the ranks after joining the patrol as a 19-year-old in 1966. Cavalier became a lieutenant in 1972 and was named captain in 1976 before leaving the patrol for six years after the summer of 1978. He rejoined the patrol as chief in 1985.

Cavalier’s love for the beach started as a 14-year-old in the early 1960s, when he worked at an umbrella rental stand on the North Wildwood beach. He joined the patrol a year after graduating from Wildwood Catholic High School.

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Relax, rejuvenate with yoga on the beach in Sea Isle

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 15, 2013 04:23 pm

 Relax, rejuvenate with yoga on the beach Relax, rejuvenate with yoga on the beach

Sea Isle City offers beach yoga with certified instructor Teri O’Connor of NJ Beach Yoga 7:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at JFK Boulevard and the beach. The cost is $10 per class.

“Connect with the beauty, sounds and scent of the ocean as you flow under the warmth of the sun,” O’Connor’s website says. “No two classes are the same thanks to Mother Nature and the ever-changing tides.”

Night yoga is offered 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sea Isle City Community Lodge.

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Found it in … Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 15, 2013 01:14 pm

 Jenny Krauss handbags Jenny Krauss handbags

When shopping at the shore, you might as well put some of that cash toward a good cause. These elaborately embroidered Jenny Krauss handbags, belts and headbands are handmade by Peruvian women using ancestral techniques. According to the company website, the women work for fair trade cooperatives that pay a living wage, provide a safe working environment devoid of pollutants and toxins, and use no child labor. Each purchase helps sustain their community. The products can be found at Eco Alley, 324 96th St., Stone Harbor.

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Early August proves to be another myth buster

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:27 pm

It was a great day at Reef Site 11 for the Wheeler family with keeper flounder up to 24 inches while fishing on their boat Big Bone out of Wildwood.  It was a great day at Reef Site 11 for the Wheeler family with keeper flounder up to 24 inches while fishing on their boat Big Bone out of Wildwood.  Waters inshore and offshore are alive with big fish

When Robin Scott of Ray Scott's Dock in Margate wrote in a report, "Early August is the myth-busting time of the year," anglers in the area couldn't agree more. Just when some fishermen thought the striped bass and keeper flounder moved out of the back bay, some large fish are being netted.

There is no cut and dry pattern this season, and anything goes – the waters in the back bay, inshore and offshore are alive with big fish, and lots of them.

Tammy Carbohn of Avalon Hodge Podge is also in agreement with all of the activity of late. She said there were even more fluke taken this past week from the back bay and inlet. The biggest, she said, was caught by James Mehale of Willow Grove, Pa. His fish weighed in at 5.5 pounds, 24 inches and was caught using croaker for bait at Paddy’s Hole behind Avalon. Charlie Davison also limited out with five keepers from the Avalon Yacht Club area using minnows and cut mackerel. Tautog were caught off the Eighth Street jetty using either crabs or shrimp.

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Tides > week of Aug. 16, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:20 pm

Cape May        
  AM Low AM High PM Low PM High
Friday 9:40 3:43 10:45 4:29
Saturday 10:47 4:56 11:46 5:33
Sunday 11:50 6:01 none 6:32
Monday 12:42 7:00 12:49 7:26
Tuesday 1:34 7:54 1:45 8:17
Wednesday 2:23 8:45 2:38 9:06
Thursday 3:11 9:33 3:29 9:53
         
Ocean City        
  AM Low AM High PM Low PM High
Friday 10:31 4:05 1136 4:51
Saturday 11:38 5:18 none 5:55
Sunday 12:37 6:23 12:41 6:54
Monday 1:33 :7:22 1:40 7:48
Tuesday 2:25 8:16 2:36 8:39
Wednesday 3:14 9:07 3:29 9:28
Thursday 4:02 9:55 4:20 10:15
         
   

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