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Taste the best of both states at Brews-by-the-Bay festival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 08:10 pm

 The bistate Brews-by-the-Bay fest Saturday, Sept. 6 runs noon-4 p.m. at the Cape May ferry terminal and 4-8 p.m. at the Lewes terminal. The bistate Brews-by-the-Bay fest Saturday, Sept. 6 runs noon-4 p.m. at the Cape May ferry terminal and 4-8 p.m. at the Lewes terminal.  The Cape May-Lewes Ferry will host the inaugural bistate Brews-by-the-Bay festival Saturday, Sept. 6 on the grounds of the Cape May and Lewes, Del., ferry terminals.

Jointly organized by the Garden State Brewers Guild and the Delaware Brewers Guild, the festival will feature beer from local craft breweries and live music at both terminals.

The catch is that to enjoy beer from both states, festival goers must attend the festival at one terminal and then cross the Delaware Bay via the ferry to get the native beers on the other side.

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Cinemania: 'A Dame to Kill For' is a stunning but brutal follow-up to 'Sin City'

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, August 28, 2014 05:37 pm

It took director Robert Rodriguez almost a decade to revisit Sin City, and this film retains the same dark, stylized tone as the original pulpy noir. While it doesn't deliver as powerful a punch as the first film – which also happened to be one of the most faithful comic-book adaptations of all time – “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is still an entertaining follow-up. It’s visually stunning, brutally violent, and expertly explores its dark, seedy undertones.

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The Shorter Days of August, September

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 05:00 pm

By now, we've all noticed that our summer days are growing shorter.  The longest day is over a month past and we can look forward to our daylight growing shorter until the shortest day in December. 

While we all notice the lengthening and shortening of the days, a lot of people don't noticed that the change in daylight is not smooth and even. 

Actually, the length of daylight doesn't change very much for about a month on either side of the longest day. 

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Never a dull moment – and that’s how he likes it

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:28 pm

Shaun Stamm has been with the North Wildwood Beach Patrol for six years. Shaun Stamm has been with the North Wildwood Beach Patrol for six years.

Shaun Stamm broke one of the cardinal rules of being a lifeguard a few years ago: He went to the beach on his day off.

Three young kids are sure glad he did.

Stamm, a North Wildwood lifeguard, was hanging out on the beach that day with his family and friends after the working lifeguards had finished their shifts.

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Boardwalk Craft Show is last of the season

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:22 pm

Boardwalk Craft Show is last of the season Boardwalk Craft Show is last of the season WILDWOOD - The final Boardwalk Craft Show of the summer will be held Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31 on the Wildwood boardwalk just south of the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The show – the sixth Boardwalk Craft Show held this season – will feature vendors selling handmade clothing and accessories, jewelry, wood crafts, art, home décor, glasswork, toys and many other crafts.

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Purple Reign concludes Crest Summer Music Series Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:20 pm

Purple Reign concludes Crest Summer Music Series Saturday Purple Reign concludes Crest Summer Music Series Saturday

The Wildwood Crest Free Summer Music Series will conclude this weekend with a performance by Purple Reign 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Centennial Park.

The appearance is a return engagement for Purple Reign, which first played Wildwood Crest last summer.

First an original band that began in the 1970s that produced a national hit record in 1975, Purple Reign regularly performs some of the most popular music of the day, boasting a rhythm section, horns and strong vocals, and plays everything from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, as well as hits from the disco era, Motown, and ’80s and ’90s dance music.

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Beach Reads: August 29, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:37 pm

Mr. Mercedes Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King, Scribner
Brady Hartfield is a born loser, a grown man who sells ice cream, works at a discount electronics store and lives with his mother. But behind the wheel of a stolen Mercedes, he gains power – horsepower, that is, and the ability to instantly snuff out lives. Hartfield’s greatest achievement was plowing into a line of people at a job fair, killing eight. The case went cold, and investigator Bill Hodges, now retired, sits at home, brooding and flirting with suicide. Then Hodges gets a jeering letter from the Mercedes Killer, punctuated by smiley faces, gloating that he will kill again. That’s all it takes to get the cop back in the game. This is nail-biting stuff, with a bang-up finish.

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One Kook’s Safari: The ABCs of the summer of ’14

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:53 pm

A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell.  By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning. A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning. Well, that went quick.

How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August somehow. I, for one, blame Obama.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here to talk surfing, and how we are three for three so far on the hurricanes of 2014 and it’s not even September yet.

By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.

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Calendar

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

Thursday, Aug. 28

Concerts Under the Stars 8 p.m. at the Lou Booth Amphitheater, Second and Ocean avenues, North Wildwood. This week’s entertainment is The Bronx Wanderers. Call 609-849-8393.

Free Family Dance Party 7:30-9 p.m. at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. See www.visitsicnj.com .

Friday, Aug. 29

Restaurant Week in the Wildwoods Some 25 participating restaurants will be offering four-course dinners including appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for $30. For a list of restaurants and their menus see www.wildwoodbythesearestaurantweek.com.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks 10 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood. Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods. Free. See www.DoWildwood.com .

18th annual Airfest 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the NASW Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, Lower Township. Admission fee required. See www.usnasw.org .

Artists Reception 7-10 p.m. Aug. 29-31 at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor for exhibits by Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. Call 609-368-7777 or see www.oceangalleries.com.

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One Kook’s Safari: Looking for a surfer-to-English dictionary?

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, August 23, 2014 08:08 am

A goofyfoot longboarder takes a backside ride off a point break. Some surf jargon sounds pretty gnarly, but most of it is just descriptive. A goofyfoot longboarder takes a backside ride off a point break. Some surf jargon sounds pretty gnarly, but most of it is just descriptive. A few days this summer, the waves rolled in too small to push a board. A couple of other days saw essentially no waves at all: a flat, blue expanse to the horizon.

It looked lovely, but there was nothing to ride.

A couple of other days were complete blowouts; there were strong waves, but they were breaking all over the place. Each wave was plenty strong enough for a ride, but it could break almost anywhere, and there was no form to the wave aside from that wash of whitewater.

I came back in after trying my luck on one such morning while the lifeguards were setting up for the day.

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Beach Reads: Aug. 22, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, August 22, 2014 04:12 pm

The Black-Eyed Blonde The Black-Eyed Blonde The Black-Eyed Blonde
by Benjamin Black, Henry Holt
Beautiful Clare Cavendish hires private detective Philip Marlowe to track down her runaway lover. Though Nico Peterson ostensibly died in a hit-and-run outside a fancy L.A. club and was identified at the morgue by his sister, Clare insists she spotted him days later, alive and well on the streets of San Francisco. Marlowe takes the case, and soon uncovers a hornet’s nest of unsavory characters from both ends of society’s food chain.Though Raymond Chandler died in 1959, his world-weary gumshoe lives on thanks to Benjamin Black, the nom de plume of award-winning novelist Ben Banville. Is Nico really alive? If so, why did he fake his death? And what is the truth about his relationship with the black-eyed blonde? Writing with the blessing of Chandler’s estate, Black has revived the wisecracking PI for yet another entertaining misadventure.

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18th annual Airfest takes off Aug. 27

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Friday, August 22, 2014 03:55 pm

Wings of Freedom tour makes a stop at NASW Aviation Museum

Famous World War II aircraft will be open for public inspection and flights at the Cape May Airport during the 18th annual Airfest presented by the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 27-29.

The Airfest is held in conjunction with the 2014 Wings of Freedom tour presented by the Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1979 to organize and support "living history" events through which Americans can learn about their heritage. The tour visits more than 130 cities annually on a mission of peace and remembrance, according to organizers.

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Salome's Stars: Horoscope for week of Aug. 25

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Friday, August 22, 2014 03:46 pm

Horoscope for week of Aug. 25 Horoscope for week of Aug. 25 ARIES (March 21-April 19) Despite your Aries penchant for wanting to tackle a problem head-on, you might want to take a little more time to see how a current situation develops. It could surprise you.

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Cinemania: Badass all-star cast drives ‘Expendables 3’

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Written by Joe Bell Friday, August 22, 2014 12:20 pm

The Expendables franchise succeeds primarily as nostalgia, compiling a large crew of aging action stars and plopping them into a generic action film.

“The Expendables 3” does more of the same, with occasional attempts to up the ante. This entry is perhaps the weakest in the series, lacking both the freshness of the original and the winking attitude of the second.

For a brainless action film, the movie has a surprisingly dense plot line.

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Service with a Smile> August 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Jim Driscoll of DiOrio’s in Somers Point Jim Driscoll of DiOrio’s in Somers Point


Jim Driscoll of DiOrio’s in Somers Point.

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