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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 03:22 pm

Beach Baby scented soap from Blue Eden in Stone Harbor./Lauren Dickey Beach Baby scented soap from Blue Eden in Stone Harbor./Lauren Dickey Sitting on the beach watching the children play, feeling the breeze and taking in the sweet smell of the ocean is an experience some people never want to forget. But even when the lazy days of summer are long gone, this beach-scented soap available at Blue Eden in Stone Harbor will bring those carefree moments back to mind.

The Beach Baby collection is a line of soaps, lotions and roll-on perfumes with the breezy scent of the beach. Made from all-organic ingredients such as goat’s milk, honey and fragrances with no chemical additives, everything in the collection is handmade by boutique owner Caroline Ranoia.

Blue Eden is at 324 96th St. See www.blueedenstoneharbor.com .

   

Weird Week starts Aug. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 02:17 pm

It’s fun! It’s free! It’s Ocean City’s Weird Contest Week, which, for over 40 years, has invited folks of all ages to exercise their creative skills. The event, billed as “Wacky But Not Tacky,” features six unusual contests daily Aug. 11-15 in the Loggia of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. All contests are free and begin at 11 a.m.

The family-friendly week of events begins with saltwater taffy sculpting on Monday. Contestants are challenged to produce a work of art from the sweet, pliable candy. Shriver’s provides the Taffy. On Tuesday, french fries are sculpted into objects of art. This event is sponsored by the Promenade on the Boardwalk. Wednesday, it’s “That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles.” Giant cookies are chewed and thumbed into whatever. The day also includes “Ears Looking At You,” a contest for competitive ear wigglers. On Thursday, BEADAMANIA is scheduled. Weird Weekers make bracelets and necklaces from beads provided by the Potomac Bead Company. This is a non-competitive happening. Participants take their beady treasures home as prizes. On Friday, there are two events, Miss Miscellaneous and Mr. Miscellaneous for anyone who has ever wanted to be in a talent contest, but perhaps missed the bus or got detained at a Rugby game. Then there’s Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos for children ages 3-5. The tots are given pots and pans to bang on for three minutes. The ones who create the most noise are declared winners after the chaos subsides.

For information, call 609-525-9300.        

   

Wildwood guard feels at home on the stand

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, August 07, 2014 02:00 pm

Wildwood lifeguard Kevin Buschbeck rotates at various stands in the city’s north end. Wildwood lifeguard Kevin Buschbeck rotates at various stands in the city’s north end.

Kevin Buschbeck doesn’t remember climbing onto a lifeguard stand when he was very young, but his family has pictures of him doing just that.

“We used to come to Wildwood for a week twice each summer,” Buschbeck recalled. “My parents have pictures of me on a lifeguard stand, even though I don’t remember it. So ever since I was a little kid, I guess I loved lifeguarding.”

Buschbeck, 21, is a third-year lifeguard for the Wildwood Beach Patrol. He was recently named the patrol’s lifeguard of the week.

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People Poll: Bugged on the beach?

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 01:19 pm

Question: What is one thing that bugs you when you are on the beach?

Sue Gorman-Batot, Mullica Sue Gorman-Batot, Mullica

People who litter, because we have free beaches, and if there’s littering that goes away.

– Sue Gorman-Batot, Mullica

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People Poll: Circus

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Written by Lauren Dickey Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Question: If you joined the circus, what would you be?

Megan Buccheri, Pottstown, Pa I would be the ringmaster because I get to run everything.

- Megan Buccheri, Pottstown, Pa.

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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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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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People Poll: Unusual ice cream

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Written by Lauren Dickey Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:32 pm

Question: What is the most unusual ice cream flavor you have heard of or tried?

Birdy Birdy

Blueberry – they actually were made from the blueberries from Hammonton.

- Dana Birdy, Washington Township

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People Poll: Ice cream

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Written by Lauren Dickey Monday, July 14, 2014 08:00 pm

Question: How do you like your ice cream?

Homemade from a market because they make it right there.
- Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa. 
Homemade from a market because they make it right there. - Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa. Homemade from a market because they make it right there. - Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa.

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Lifeguards and medics on North Wildwood Beach Patrol work as a well-oiled team

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, July 14, 2014 11:05 am

Rich Morinelli, 56, is serving his 24th summer on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol. Rich Morinelli, 56, is serving his 24th summer on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.  Rich Morinelli grew up in the Philadelphia area but spent his summers as a youngster in his family’s summer home just steps from the beach entrance at the east end of 22nd Street in North Wildwood.

Even now as a 56-year-old, Morinelli still spends his summers on the beaches of North Wildwood.

A schoolteacher at Margaret Mace Elementary School from September through June, he is serving in his 24th summer as the medic for the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.

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