Atlantic and Cape May Counties

United Way’s Rubber Ducky Regatta to launch Aug. 17

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

WILDWOOD—United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Cape May County will host their Rubber Ducky Regatta 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood.

During the event, thousands of rubber racing ducks will splash through the waterpark to support United Way’s work to improve education, income and health in Cape May County. Entry is $5 and includes a souvenir rubber ducky. Ducks are on sale now at locations throughout the county including Morey’s Piers. More information is available at www.UnitedforImpact.org/Cape-May .

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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:40 pm

Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Aerial survey shows less than half the tree damage observed last year

TRENTON – Tree damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was last year, and the losses were mostly concentrated in the northern counties, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

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New Jersey scores 8 spots on list of 31 ‘Best Boardwalks for Food’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:26 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – The Daily Meal has released its list of the “31 Best Boardwalks for Food in America.” New Jersey earned a whopping eight spots on this year’s list, including two South Jersey boardwalks in the top five. Wildwood and Atlantic City placed third and fourth.

From iconic destinations such as Coney Island to streamlined venues such as Pier 39 in San Francisco, no matter what coast you’re on, there’s bound to be a boardwalk close by. And while the rides and the kitschy shops are all part of the necessary experience, so is the food.

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Atlantic Cape introduces security officer training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:47 am

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College will offer introductory training for those interested in a career as a security officer. The 24-hour course applies to all security practitioners and former law enforcement personnel tasked with the safety and security of the businesses they serve.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions  Oakcrest and Absegami Class of 1974 40th class reunion will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at the Tuscany House at Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City. The cost is $45 per person. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mainland Regional High School Class of 1969 45th reunion 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Morrow Beach in Somers Point Beach. Bring a beach chair and enjoy the free beach concert. Meet at Gregory’s tiki hut out back after the concert.

Holy Spirit High School Class of 1974 40th class reunion will be held 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. See www.hshsclass74.com. Tickets can be purchased through the website. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or leave a message at 609-625-0858 for a return call.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week: Vision in the Dark

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pupils enlarge at night so any slight blur on the retina (film of the eye) becomes exaggerated. Get a thorough eye examination to make sure that you are seeing clearly.

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County pledges assistance for dislocated casino workers

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, July 21, 2014 12:11 pm

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is pledging the assistance of county government for residents who are facing the threat of unemployment due to the projected closings of Revel, Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos.

More than 6,500 Atlantic City casino employees recently received Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification or  WARN notices advising them in advance of scheduled closings or mass layoffs. The effective dates are Aug. 18 for 3,286 Revel employees, Aug. 31 for 2,139 Showboat employees, and Sept. 16 for 1,153 Trump Plaza employees.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City  AC Food and Wine Festival July 25-27 at Bally’s and Caesars. See www.caesars.com.

Darius Rucker 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets are $50-$60. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Christina Perri 9 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Revel. Tickets are $30-$50. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Art Garfunkel 9 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets are $35-$45. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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Cape May County Calendar

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Monday through Saturday, July 20-27

WILDWOOD - Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily at the Wildwoods Convention Center. This event features choreographed performances by individuals, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions, ranging from amateur to experienced dancers. Dancers from all over the country will compete for cash and prizes. Admission is free. See www.wildwoodsnj.com.

Mondays, July 21 -Aug. 11

OCEAN CITY - Ocean City Monday Night Concerts 7:30 p.m. 
Schedule:  

July 21 Bacon Brothers featuring Kevin Bacon; 
July 28 The Machine performing Pink Floyd; 
Aug. 4 G. Love and Special Sauce; 
Aug. 11 the Indigo Girls, $37. 
All other concerts $35. See www.ocnj.us or call 609-525-9300 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Wellness briefs Wellness briefs Mind-body practice of T’Ai Chi

Intro to T’Ai Chi 7-8 p.m. Saturdays, July 26 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens & adults. T'ai chi is a mind-body practice sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"; practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. These introductory sessions will impart energy exercises that are simple to follow and easy to remember. Participants should dress in loose fitting clothing, casual footgear, and bring water. Free, but must register in advance, space is limited; call 625-7000, ext. 5431.

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs

Technically speaking, at Beth Judah

Professor Moshe Eizenberg of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology will speak at Congregation Beth Judah, Ventnor, during Shabbat morning services 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26.  His topic will be “How the Technion has Shaped the State of Israel.”  Eizenberg, born in Germany, works in the Department of Materials, Science and Engineering in the areas of electronic materials to develop new materials and fabrication methods to create faster, more advanced microelectronic devices. Share Kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Philadelphia Region of American Technion Society. Call Beth Judah at 609-822-7116.

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming trips Upcoming trips  Bus trip to Philadelphia Barnes Museum Cezanne Exhibit and Reading Terminal Sunday, July 27. Cost is $60 and includes snacks. The bus leaves 9 a.m. from Ventnor tennis courts and will return between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Arc of Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call Bunny Shore at 609-428-6150.

Phillies vs. Nationals at Nationals Park Sunday, Aug. 3 by Brigantine CER.  Call 609-264-7350.

D-Day 70th anniversary Seine River Cruise Aug. 6-16. Pricing for 11-day cruise starts at $4,499. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Call Kathy at 609-390-8999.

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