Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Cape May County Calendar

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Monday, Sept. 1

Labor Day Fireworks 10 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. Free. See www.DoWildwood.com .

Sept. 5-7

North Wildwood Recreation Surf Fishing Tournament 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7-11:45 a.m. Sunday. Register at the gazebo at Third Avenue and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood. See www.NorthWildwood.com .

Saturday, Sept. 6

Mummers String Band 3:30 p.m. at Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. Free. See www.NorthWildwood.com.

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Taste your way around the world with Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 01:00 pm

MAYS LANDING—Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts will offer dessert enthusiasts opportunities to learn how to prepare an assortment of sweet treats just in time for the holidays. Chef Mary Lou D’Angelo ’85 ACA of Ventnor City will lead the series.

Explore three delicious American desserts: Bread pudding with bourbon sauce, apple cobbler, and individual strawberry shortcakes with cinnamon honey biscuits in American Fare, Sept. 10.

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High school students invited to enter Voice of Democracy contest

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:13 am

The 68th year of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy scholarship competition is under way with all entries due by Nov. 1. 

Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C., said Bob Ford, District 16 chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Time puts Atlantic, Cape May counties as among most disaster prone in nation

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, August 29, 2014 11:41 am

According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

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Inaugural Miss America Miracle Mile Walk Sept. 12

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 29, 2014 10:52 am

Miss America Miracle Mile Walk set for Sept. 12. Miss America Miracle Mile Walk set for Sept. 12
State contestants along with friends and fans join up to support Children’s Miracle Network and Miss America Scholarship program
LINWOOD—The Miss America Organization is in high gear getting ready to welcome 53 of the most beautiful and talented women in the country to Atlantic City in just a few days and they have added another opportunity for friends and fans of the pageant to see the contestants.
New this year is the Miracle Mile Walk and Steel Pier Celebration set for Friday, September 12.

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Atlantic County awarded Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 09:56 am

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III has announced the award of a $30,000 Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grant to Atlantic County to develop a long-range plan to enhance resiliency in the event of future severe weather events.

Atlantic County can use the grant to hire licensed professional planners to evaluate the impacts of hurricane Sandy and identify long-term strategies for resiliency and flood protection. The report will focus on planning goals, strategies, and priorities that lead to actions that are most urgently needed for public safety and economic recovery.

“This grant will enable Atlantic County, which is one of the counties hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, to develop a Strategic Recovery Planning Report that will serve as the county’s primary guide for planning activities it takes moving forward to recover from Sandy and to reduce its vulnerability to future disasters,” Constable said.

The grants are funded through Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery monies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The $5 million initially allocated to the program is currently available Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties and all of the municipalities within those counties that have experienced a ratable loss of at least 1 percent or $1 million due to the storm.

The program provides funding in two phases. The first phase is producing the report. To date, the DCA has awarded 44 grants to assist local governments in completing this planning report. When their planning reports are done, local governments are then eligible to apply for Phase 2 Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grants, which assist them with implementing the planning priorities identified in their report. DCA has so far awarded 15 Phase 2 grants to local governments. 

   

Christie staff: More sandy grants awarded

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:16 pm

The Christie Administration today announced the distribution of 236 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, bringing the total awards to nearly 700 in six counties.

In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 38 municipalities in five counties, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 696, totaling approximately $21 million.

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Welcome Miss America contestants back to Atlantic City

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:03 pm

Miss America ATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

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Annual Movers, Shakers and Difference Makers luncheon supports Gilda’s Club

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:16 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – The Palm Restaurant will host the 10th annual Movers, Shakers and Difference Makers luncheon to support Gilda’s Club South Jersey starting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

Palm Restaurant general manager and long-time supporter of the event, Paul Sandler will serve as a co-chairperson of the luncheon.

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The Alcove hosting parent bereavement group

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families will conduct a six-week bereavement group for any parent who has lost a child.

The group is facilitated by licensed professionals and the first meeting will be noon Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Letter: Making way for 7,000 cyclists Sept. 27-28

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Written by Ed Madden Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:37 pm

Map shows how the City to Shore Ride will affect Somers Point. For more localized maps see links below. Map shows how the City to Shore Ride will affect Somers Point. For more localized maps see links below. To the editor:

As a cyclist and a member of the City to Shore Planning Team, I am writing to let local residents know that the 34th annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is happening on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28 and to thank you in advance for your patience and support as 7,000 cyclists pedal through our communities.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system with no known cause or cure that can affect a person’s ability to walk, see or think. More than 14,000 New Jersey residents live with MS – people who depend on the more than $6 million raised by City to Shore for direct help overcoming the challenges of MS, and for the hope that comes with every dollar committed to research.

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Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore

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Written by Miriam Stein Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:08 pm

Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore Letter: More things that aren’t there anymore To the editor:

I was born in 1924 and I remember lots of things that aren’t there anymore. Here is a list of old-time business places I remember:

Stein’s Food Service Equipment, Orsatti’s Restaurant, Shep Kelly’s Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, Carolina Grille, Kerstetter’s Ice Cream Parlor, Callio’s Candy Store, Bishop’s Savoy, Burlesque Theatre, Longport Inn, Rosengard and Ginsberg Furniture.

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Top prize of $5,000 in Patriot’s Pen essay contest

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 09:52 am

Entries are being accepted for the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen essay scholarship competition, a national program with a top prize of 5,000. 

The contest is open to grades six-eight and is intended to foster citizenship and patriotism, according to Bob Ford, District 16 chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Upcoming Trips for the week of Aug. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

 “Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. on Oct 9. Cost is $106. Hosted by Absecon AARP No. 705. Includes lunch at Hershey Farms. Call 609-350-5063.

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library bus trip Wednesday, Oct. 29. The Margate Library will visit the renowned museum exhibit, "Costumes of Downton Abbey." It will complement the High Tea at the Hotel DuPont. Tickets are $85 per person (non-refundable) and include: transportation and tip, admission, tours and Tea. Reservations can be made in person at the Circulation Desk and must be accompanied by payment. For more information, contact the Margate Library: 609-822-4700, or see margatelibrary.org.

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St. Augustine students named AP Scholars

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 11:33 am

Five Atlantic County graduates of the Class of 2014 from St. Augustine Prep have been recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program as recipients of AP Scholar Awards. AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.

The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. This designation was received by Robert K. Teresi of Linwood.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 09:00 am

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

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets are $30-$35. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Cassadee Pope 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Showboat’s House of Blues. Tickets $19.50-$39.50. See www.houseofblues.com.

Journey 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Caesars. Tickets $105-$185. See www.ticketmaster.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Golden Nugget. Tickets $30-$45. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Prince Royce 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Revel’s Ovation Hall. Tickets are $58-$98. See www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

The Hooters 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Revel’s The Social. Tickets are $45-$60. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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14 Days events, edition of Aug. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00 am

14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 ‘Frozen’ to be featured at Movies Under the Stars

Little kids sing its iconic lyrics at home, in the mall, on the street and in the car, and it has singlehandedly become of the most popular computer animated films of all time with nearly half a billion dollars generated in the United States alone since its theatrical unveiling on Nov. 27, 2013. “Frozen” has taken the world by storm and captivated audiences of all ages. 

 

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Movies Under the Stars wraps up its summer schedule when it features “Frozen” twice next week on Friday, Aug. 29, at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk (located between Columbia and Kingston avenues) and on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Brighton Park amphitheatre and the Boardwalk.

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Wellness Briefs: week of Aug. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00 am

 

Wellness briefs Wellness briefs

 

DO AC Boardwalk Fitness

DO AC Boardwalk Fitness is back in Atlantic City’s Art Parks until Sept. 1. Novice and seasoned veterans can partake in morning fitness classes. The AC Beach Body Boot Camp will be held at Artlantic, Indiana Avenue and the Boardwalk at 9 a.m.  AC Zumba will take place at Etude Atlantic located at California Avenue on the Boardwalk at 10 a.m. See www.doatlanticcity.com.

Healthease

The Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave., offers Healthease, a series of seven programs presented by health educator Maggie Weaver, RN. The programs are open to adults, and registration is requested for each session. At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, the topic is keeping your mind sharp. Attendees learn the effects of normal brain aging and how to prevent “senior moments.” Call the library at 609-823-4614.

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