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Cinemania > Mike and Sulley learn about life, fright at ‘Monsters University’

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, June 27, 2013 07:52 pm

‘Monsters University’ follows the budding friendship of Mike and Sulley. ‘Monsters University’ follows the budding friendship of Mike and Sulley.

At a certain point, Pixar stopped being concerned with creating amazing cinematic triumphs. And while it is a slight disappointment to realize this, it doesn't mean the studio’s movies aren't still great. This summer they return to the well with “Monsters University,” an origin story about the characters from “Monsters Inc.” And while it doesn't surpass the original, it equals it in charm and appeal. 

The ending of the first “Monsters” movie left little to draw from, so the team set its sights on a prequel, telling the story of how Mike and Sulley (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) met as young monsters and learned their scary craft. It all takes place at Monsters University, a college that teaches young students the ways of becoming competent fiends. The two start out as rivals, but slowly hatred grows to acceptance and eventually genuine friendship. Sulley is a monster with natural talent and a family reputation to fall back on, but he lacks Mike’s hard work ethic. And Mike, while dedicated and passionate, unfortunately is just not that scary. The two lean on each other to form an unlikely bond. 

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Warm weather brings mixed bag of fishing

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, June 27, 2013 06:24 pm

Cassy Gluyas of Clermont snags an almost 3-pound sea bass aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood. Cassy Gluyas of Clermont snags an almost 3-pound sea bass aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood.

As warmer weather settles in, the water temperatures have begun to rise, giving up a mixed bag of fish. The severe thunderstorms we were hit with a couple of weeks ago and last weekend's super moon – which brought tides higher than normal – resulted in some dirty water earlier in the week. Some anglers complained that flounder were hard to find in the back bay, while others are boasting about doormat-sized catches. Offshore fishing is continuing to pick up.

Tom Christ at Brennan Marine in Somers Point had good reports of both inshore and offshore fishing. Last week, Mike Collins fished on his boat Rust Nail in the back bay behind Somers Point and had a number of fluke, the biggest of which weighed in at 4.54 pounds. He was using a combination of mackerel and Gulps.

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beach reads > edition of June 28, 2013

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, June 27, 2013 03:05 pm

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The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood, W.W. Norton
This lyrical new entry by the author of “The Knitting Circle” reveals the secret longings of two women at vastly different times in American history: Claire is a homebound wife and mother in the 1960s who finds new purpose in the election of John F. Kennedy. Along with the women in her circle, she follows Jackie Kennedy with fanlike devotion, even laying odds as to what color the first lady will wear to the inauguration. At heart Claire is deeply discontented, and a liaison with a JFK campaign worker puts her stodgy marriage on the rocks. Vivien Lowe is an obituary writer in post-earthquake San Francisco who dispenses with dates, places and other biographical minutiae to focus instead on the character and spirit of the departed. This is her gift to the bereaved. Vivien, too, is haunted by loss: she believes an amnesiac in the news is her lover, presumed killed in the quake. These stories are woven separately through most of the book, but wind together in satisfying fashion at the conclusion. It is a touching story, beautifully rendered and filled with compassion.

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Cavalier Cottage transformed into designer show house

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:13 am

Sandra McDowell of New Interior Creations in Egg Harbor Township is the designer of the front porch of Cavalier Cottage. Sandra McDowell of New Interior Creations in Egg Harbor Township is the designer of the front porch of Cavalier Cottage.

This year’s designer show house sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities is the Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington Street in Cape May.

The eighth annual Cape May Designer Show House, scheduled to open last weekend, had a delayed opening June 27. The home features 17 rooms and spaces made over by 16 designers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The 2,800-square foot Neo-Victorian house is owned by Ioanna Iliopulos and Tom Cataldo, friends of MAC who are looking to make Cavalier Cottage their retirement home. The house is named after their dogs, which are Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

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on the water> with Jimmy Fee

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Friday, June 21, 2013 12:19 pm

While the days of summer belong to the sunbathers and pleasure boaters, the nights belong to the fishermen. Hit the water after sundown for hot summer fishing at the Jersey shore. While the days of summer belong to the sunbathers and pleasure boaters, the nights belong to the fishermen. Hit the water after sundown for hot summer fishing at the Jersey shore.

The night bite

As the summer season reaches its peak at the Jersey shore, the waterways become a focal point of activity. Swimmers, pleasure boaters and jet-skiers flock to the back bays and beaches to enjoy the warm weather.

Unfortunately, the commotion wrought by these summer fun seekers hinders any would-be fish feeding. So during the summer months, many fish shift their activity to the quieter nighttime hours – and smart fishermen do the same.

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It’s wine o’clock somewhere

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Jessie Creek Winery is among the many vineyards offering special events this month. Jessie Creek Winery is among the many vineyards offering special events this month.

South Jersey vineyards offer wine tastings, food, music

New Jersey wineries that belong to the Garden State Wine Growers Association are hosting a variety of special events throughout the month. For information on participating wineries see the websites listed below.

Many local wineries will be participating in the Jersey Shore Wine Festival, “Uncorked, Unplugged & Waiting for You,” June 29 on the Atlantic City boardwalk in front of the Tropicana casino.

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One Kook's Safari > Soul surfing on the solstice

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:00 pm

One Kook's Safari > Soul surfing on the solstice  One Kook's Safari > Soul surfing on the solstice

Summer begins on Friday, which like so many other things is also the beginning of the end.

At 1:04 a.m., the North Pole will be pointed as far toward the sun as it will be all year. That means we in the northern hemisphere get the most light and the longest day of the year. It means we get just a little bit more than 15 hours of sunlight each day this week.

It also means that after a too-long day at work, an eager kook can still have time to paddle out and catch a couple of waves before sunset around 8:30, and then get a twilight shower before dinner.

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Is your sunscreen hurting you? Part 3

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 20, 2013 08:13 pm

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What not to bring on vacation

Packing for your next vacation or day in the sun? Some items should never make it into your suitcase, beach bag or backpack, according to a watchdog organization called the Environmental Working Group.

This summer marks the first sunscreen season governed by rules put into effect last December by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The regulations require truth in sunscreen marketing and, for the first time, demand that claims of water resistance and broad spectrum sun protection be validated.

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Service with a Smile > June 21, 2013

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:26 pm


Anna Nitsikas, Roxanne Raggil, Debbie Delaney, Jaime Debona, Brittany Schultz, Vanessa de la Cruz and Stephanie Prince of Marvis Diner in Wildwood.

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Philadelphia Brass to open Cape music festival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:12 pm

The Philadelphia Brass is scheduled to open Access to Art’s Sam Maitin Chamber Music Festival Saturday, June 29 at Cape May United Methodist Church. The Philadelphia Brass is scheduled to open Access to Art’s Sam Maitin Chamber Music Festival Saturday, June 29 at Cape May United Methodist Church.

The Philadelphia Brass has toured three continents and performed for people from the Royal Albert Hall in London to the heights of the Bolivian Andes. It has been sent on cultural tours by the U.S. Department of State and appeared in opera companies, orchestras and music festivals across the nation.

The Philadelphia Brass has performed on Broadway, in swing bands, as backup performers for Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Vic Damone, The Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole and many others, and have recorded for vocal artists including Pavarotti, Denyce Graves, Tony Randall and Barry Manilow, according to a news release.

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People Poll > Disney movies

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:06 pm

Disney’s new “Monsters University” was released this week. What is your favorite Disney movie?

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“‘Tangled.’ It’s such a great story, and the end always makes me cry.”

- Dana Uch, Des Plaines, Ill.

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John Creidler Trio kicks off Crest summer music series

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 20, 2013 01:59 pm

The John Creidler Trio will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest. The John Creidler Trio will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest.

The John Creidler Trio will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest to kick off the borough’s annual summer music series.

The John Creidler Trio plays an “interesting mix of southern rock, pop and summer-themed party music,” according to concert organizers. Creidler and his backing musicians hail from the popular area summer party band The Mango Men.

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GABLES presents 2nd annual art exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 20, 2013 01:56 pm

Interpretation of the gay flag, melted crayon on canvas, by the Gay Straight Alliance at Cape May Technical School. Interpretation of the gay flag, melted crayon on canvas, by the Gay Straight Alliance at Cape May Technical School.

GABLES of Cape May County will present its second annual GLBT and Friends Artist Exhibit June 23-July 13 at The Beesley House, 605 Route 9 Cape May Court House.

The Beesley House is the official gallery of the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, which awarded GABLES a grant to promote the exhibition. The grant has allowed the group to hold a juried event and offer prizes in different categories.

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Ferry is more than just a vehicle for crossing the Delaware

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Thursday, June 20, 2013 01:50 pm

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is a showcase for area maritime, military and social history. Modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631. The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is a showcase for area maritime, military and social history. Modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, the museum commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.

No matter which direction you are going, crossing the Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry can be a refreshing option for traveling.

Whether transporting passengers to destinations in New Jersey, Delaware or beyond, the ferry offers plenty of fun for all ages, as well as being a respite for road-weary drivers.

A ride on the ferry can even be a destination in itself, offering expansive views of the bay and shoreline, sunsets, and, if you’re lucky, dolphins riding the waves in the boat’s wake.

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Catches hit or miss as wind, thunderstorms foil fishing

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:24 pm

Chloe Breakell and Grace Thompson of Cape May County kiss a baby dogfish shark. Chloe Breakell and Grace Thompson of Cape May County kiss a baby dogfish shark.

Weather is still touch-and-go, limiting pleasurable days on the water for anglers. If it's not the wind, it's the thunderstorms.

Summer tournaments are well underway. South Jersey Marina in Cape May wrapped up its 33rd annual South Jersey Shark Tournament last weekend after it was rescheduled from the previous weekend due to inclement weather.

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