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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 01:02 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 11:53 am

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 11:43 am

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 11:00 am

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 10:35 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 08:59 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 Friday, July 25, 2014 11:00 pm

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 12:32 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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Fai’s brings a taste of Hong Kong to the shore

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

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Just add paint

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:49 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 09:04 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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Lucy and her Sisters

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, July 18, 2014 12:12 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 09:21 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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