Free TIme, SandPaper

Cape naturalist to lead tours of private hummingbird gardens

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Shaun Smith Wednesday, August 06, 2014 03:09 pm

Naturalist Pat Sutton will point out the importance of providing native nectar plants, water sources and adequate cover in gardens to attract hummingbirds. Naturalist Pat Sutton will point out the importance of providing native nectar plants, water sources and adequate cover in gardens to attract hummingbirds. Mid-August is the peak of the ruby-throated hummingbird migration on the South Jersey cape, and there are probably more hummingbird (and butterfly) gardens tucked into Cape May County than anywhere else in the country, according to naturalist Pat Sutton.
From Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17, Sutton will present a series of tours of private gardens that are designed to attract hummingbirds. She will lead participants through a diverse selection of gardens around the county that have hosted nesting hummingbirds since May and are now attracting dozens of migrants.

Read more: Cape naturalist to lead tours of private hummingbird gardens

   

Craft Beer and Crab Fest returns to Cape May

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 04:38 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.

Read more: Craft Beer and Crab Fest returns to Cape May

   

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:57 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.

Read more: Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

   

Sea Isle Paddle Fest will be a battle of the paddles

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Sea Isle Paddle Fest will be a battle of the paddles

   

Harlem Globetrotters are back in Wildwood

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Harlem Globetrotters are back in Wildwood

   

Suspense unfolds in ‘Clueless at the Emlen Physick Estate’

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Suspense unfolds in ‘Clueless at the Emlen Physick Estate’

   

Wildwoods to hold 105th baby parade

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Wildwoods to hold 105th baby parade

   

Bennie and the Jets to play Centennial Park

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:51 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.

Read more: Bennie and the Jets to play Centennial Park

   

Combing for treasure

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:43 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.

Read more: Combing for treasure

   

Young sailors learn the ropes in yacht club classes

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Lauren Dickey Monday, July 07, 2014 05:27 pm

Sea Isle City Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons again this summer until Aug. 11. / Lauren Dickey Sea Isle City Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons again this summer until Aug. 11. / Lauren Dickey While sailing may look blissfully carefree, learning how to how to navigate, tie knots, manipulate sails, tack, dock, operate a tiller and other tasks is a complex undertaking. Just mastering the parts of a sailboat and other vocabulary can be daunting: aft, alee, port, starboard, backstay, bollard, gaff, keel, clove hitch, gunwale, lubber’s line and yaw are words children don’t often learn in school.

Read more: Young sailors learn the ropes in yacht club classes

   

Page 1 of 2