Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Navy’s supersonic aircraft put the ‘boom’ in the skies

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 31, 2014 03:45 pm

An F-35 fighter in flight. It is likely that a fighter like this one breaking the sound barrier was heard throughout South Jersey. An F-35 fighter in flight. It is likely that a fighter like this one breaking the sound barrier was heard throughout South Jersey. Mysterious rumble solved

CAPE MAY COUNTY – A series of rumbles rolled across southern New Jersey early this week, rattling doors and windows, leaving many residents shaking their heads and wondering whether an earthquake had jolted the state.

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Ultimate South Jersey guide to trick or treat, Halloween

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 03:00 pm

trick or treat  Trick or Treat times

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County Library hosts preschool story times

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:02 pm

Children 3 to 5, and their caregivers, are invited to preschool story times throughout Nov. and Dec. at the Cape May County Library. The programs are planned at branches of the library throughout the county.

In addition to stories, children will enjoy rhymes and crafts aimed at reinforcing children’s basic concepts, language skills, listening ability, and social skills.

Program locations, dates and times:

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UPDATED: Earthquake or sonic boom; residents report a rumble

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Written by David Benson and Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:37 pm

One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City

Allen “The Voice of Branson” Edwards 8 p.m. Sundays to Wednesdays through Dec. 10 at Resort’s Superstar Theater. Tickets $15. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

Engelbert Humperdinck 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Harrah’s The Concert Venue. Tickets $45 and $65. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

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Cape May County Calendar

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Oct. 31-Nov. 1

CAPE MAY - Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Church of the Advent, Parish Hall, 612 Franklin St., Cape May.  Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, household items, linens, and books will be sold. Call 609-884-3065.

WILDWOOD - Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House 5-8 p.m. at the Greater Wildwood Elks, First and Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood. Free. Call 609-729-5776.

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14 Days events, edition of Oct. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 Dance Now! Miami Classes Oct. 27-Nov. 8 at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a performance Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Performing Arts Center. Includes a ballet rarely seen outside of the Joffrey Ballet, “Light Rain,” and two modern works by the artistic directors of the company, Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 and can be ordered at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the box office at 609-652-9000. 

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

  Wellness briefs Wellness briefs

 

JCC and American Red Cross Annual Blood Drive

The Katz JCC and the American Red Cross are teaming for a blood drive to be held noon-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the Katz JCC auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 138 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Pilates

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 20. Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles.

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Veterans Day fundraiser supports County Veterans Museum

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 03:28 pm

GALLOWAY – There will be a cocktail party and silent auction will be the first Atlantic County Veterans Museum fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Blue Heron Pines golf course in Galloway.

The event will include a silent auction, a sampling of items from the museum’s collection, military speakers, light refreshments and a cash bar.

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AMI Foundation Food Drive Nov. 3-21

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 01:19 pm

GALLOWAY – The Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) Foundation will hold its sixth annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of South New Jersey and the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Monday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 21.

Anyone may bring canned and other non-perishable food items to any AMI office in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth or Ocean counties. A collection bin will be placed at all office locations.

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Upcoming Golf Tournaments

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Golf Tournaments Golf Tournaments  Election Day Golf Championship noon Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing. Format: shotgun start, four-man scramble, best ball. Registration fee is $150 and includes lunch, cocktail reception with open bar and buffet dinner. Benefits the Total Living Center Inc. Call Mary Beth Lewis at 925-588-8313.

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips Bus trip to Notre Dame vs. Navy Football Game at FedEx Field Saturday, Nov. 1, hosted by Moose Lodge 216. Bus will leave Moose Lodge, 3900 West End Ave. Atlantic City, at 3:30 p.m. Game time is 8 p.m. Cost is $115 and includes bus transportation, tolls, parking, beverages, sub and snacks. Call Joe at 609-513-0261or Steve at 609-223-9774.

Bus trip to “Old Jews Telling Jokes” Sunday, Nov. 9. Shaloma Hadassahbus will leave Ventnor Plaza in front of the post office 10:30 a.m. and stop behind Boscov's 10:45 a.m. Lunch (not included) will be at Keating's Riverfront, next door to the Penns Landing Theater. Bus will return about 5:30 p.m. Price is $85; sends checks made out to Hadassah to Eve Rose at 117 N. Melbourne Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406. Call 609-822-0024.

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Health & Fitness Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13 and 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel with them. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Yoga for Life is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and lead by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information.

Pilates

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays  Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 20. Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles. The free programs are presented by certified instructor Kristina Carr and sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation. Registration is required. Call 609-625-2776 ext. 6304 for information.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions  Egg Harbor Township High School Class of 2004 10-year reunion 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 29 at Caffe Luciano Lamberti, 301 Somers Point-Longport Blvd. in Egg Harbor Township, just outside of Longport. Cost is $59 plus tax per person.

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs  

Orthodox Church 48th anniversary

The Orthodox Church of the Mother of God, 115 Hudson St., Mays Landing, will celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of the parish Sunday, Nov. 9. Divine Liturgy will be held 10 a.m., followed by an anniversary dinner featuring ethnic foods.  Cost is $10 per person. All are welcome. For directions or information see www.churchmotherofgod.org or call Father Matthew at 856-227-6915. 

Adult Sunday School

Are you concerned about current world events and the direction the United States seems to be headed? Does the Bible say anything about America in the last days?

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Undead to rise at AC Ballet with ‘Dracula’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:26 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Dracula is set to haunt the new home of the city’s professional ballet company.

The Atlantic City Ballet will perform “Dracula” 7 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, with a special Halloween performance 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

Sustainable Jersey and several educational organizations will announce the launch of a certification program to advance sustainability in schools Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Atlantic City.

This certification program is for New Jersey public schools that want to go green and conserve resources. The program, “Sustainable Jersey for Schools,” will provide tools, training and resources to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability initiatives.

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Halloween house decorating contest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Residents in North Wildwood and West Wildwood are invited to compete in a Halloween house decorating contest.

Prizes will be awarded to most creative, scariest and best overall. Registration forms are available at the North Wildwood Recreation Center and are due by Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Houses will be judged Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m. 

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Cheer competition returns to Wildwoods Convention Center

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:37 pm

Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center. A cheerleading competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center over four days with hundreds of cheerleading teams bringing dance, pom-poms and spirit to compete for a title on Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, at 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood.

The Cheer Tech Island Championship U.S. finals on Sunday Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will include recreation, high school, collegiate, all-star and open divisions.

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Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:28 pm

WILDWOOD - Trick-or-treaters are invited to a free walk through a "haunted house" from 5-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 31 at the Elks Lodge, 109 W. 1st Ave., North Wildwood.

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Christie activates New Jersey Ebola preparedness plan

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

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Shore Medical recognizes financial donors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:08 am

Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township. Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township.

SOMERS POINT – More than 100 benefactors were invited to Shore Medical Center for a president’s thank you reception Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby.

Guests spent an evening with leadership and listened as President and CEO Ron Johnson expressed his gratitude to donors, explaining how their support has led to a number of health care initiatives at the hospital.

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NJ SEED names Brown outstanding legislator

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:01 am

The New Jersey Society for Environmental Economic Development presented state Assemblyman Chris Brown with the Arthur T. Young Outstanding Legislator Award at its Economic Summit at Caesars Atlantic City.

Brown, who represents the 2nd District, was recognized for his “good work and leadership for his caucus and the people of New Jersey,” said Michael Drulis, the executive director. “He understands the Atlantic City area and its economy and people.”

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Cold Spring Candlelight Walk

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:51 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Visitors can step back in time Saturday, Nov. 8, when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk from 6-8 p.m.

Luminaries will line the paths and guide visitors to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Featured local favorites include the Flight Deck Diner, Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, Formica Brothers Bakery, Gaiss’ Market, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Erma Deli, West Side Market, Little Italy II, Gwen Raring Catering and Cape May Brewing Company.

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