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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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Inshore anglers are cleaning up on flounder

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Tuesday, August 19, 2014 04:05 pm

Dennis Defino and his son Braden of Broomall, Pa., caught a 3.75-pound triggerfish aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood. Dennis Defino and his son Braden of Broomall, Pa., caught a 3.75-pound triggerfish aboard the Royal Flush out of Wildwood. Striped bass, mahi mahi and tuna bite remain strong

Big fish for big money was the name of the game at the 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic $500,000 tournament, which was held all week from the Canyon Club in Cape May. The tournament wrapped up Friday, Aug. 22, and as of press time results were unavailable. Last year’s tournament paid out $1,808,910, and this year more than $2.3 million is expected to be awarded to some of the 125 boats entered in the contest. For results and payouts see www.midatlantic500000.com .

In the midst of the tournament, fishing inshore and offshore has been successful for many anglers. Tom Christ of Brennan Marine in Somers Point said inshore anglers are cleaning up with flounder at the reefs. 

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Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 04:01 pm

Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby Jen Marra / Skaters to compete in 6th annual roller derby  WILDWOOD - Hundreds of male and female skaters will roll into the Wildwoods for the sixth annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Battle on the Beach Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The skaters will be there to compete in hard-hitting, adrenalin-fueled derby games throughout the entire day. The games are open to the public include the Rookie Co-ed game 1-3:30 p.m. in the Oceanfront Arena featuring the Tsunami Mamis vs. the Sand Slingers Intermediate Female Game and the Beach Bunny Brawlers vs. the Tough Tikis, followed by the Advanced Co-ed Game 4-5:30 p.m. between the UV Slays and the Bonflyers.

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One Kook’s Safari: So far, ’14 has been an excellent summer for waves

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, August 16, 2014 08:00 am

Greg Beck said he knew the waves were going to be good on Wednesday.

Everything was in place for a nice session in the early evening, after the Peck’s Beach Surf contest finished up. He expected some nice clean, summer waves.

“We didn’t think it was going to be that good,” he said.

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Cinemania: New Ninja Turtles look cool but reboot is poorly hatched

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Written by Joe Bell Friday, August 15, 2014 04:05 pm

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a fairly lifeless reimagining of the old series. It fails to capture the fun of the original films and the cartoon series that was so pervasive in the ’90s. It also doesn't do anything original.

To be fair, the Turtles were never much more than a transparent ploy to sell toys to children. But this installment takes away some of the boyish charm of the franchise. It turns the goofiness down and ups the attitude, turning already one-note characters into hulking CGI monstrosities with no personality to speak of.

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Beach Reads: August 15, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Power Play Power Play

Power Play

by Danielle Steel, Delacorte Press
“Power Play” is classic Steel: the parallel story of two powerful CEOs, their family dramas, and the secrets that could imperil one man’s place at the top of the world. Fiona Carson is the principled leader of a high-tech company. Divorced for many years from a man who felt threatened by her success, she is focused, to a fault, on her career and her children. Fiona has no time for love, though her sister urges her to make room for it. Marshall Weston is the head of the nation’s second-largest publicly held company. His life is picture-perfect, with a beautiful, gracious wife, three kids, multimillion-dollar bonuses, and a private plane to take him wherever he wants to go. But Weston makes far too much room for love, in its many guises. Will his dalliances lead to disaster? Will Fiona ever meet her match? “Power Play” is burdened with too much exposition in the opening chapters – a fault of Steel’s – but once you get past that, you’re on the straightaway, and the story is fun. Perfect beach reading.

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Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament set for Aug. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 12:00 am

Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament Jen Marra photo/Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament

CAPE MAY - The Rich Reinhart Junior Clamshell Pitching Tournament, billed as the longest-running contest of its kind in the region, will take place Friday, Aug. 29 on the Windsor Avenue beach in Cape May, across from Congress Hall.

The contest challenges players to toss clamshells a distance of about 25 feet into small hole dug in the sand. Players score points for clams landing in the hole, on the rim and closest to the hole, similar to the scoring of horseshoes.

Participation is free, and all are welcome. No experience is necessary; beginners will receive free instruction.

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the kitchen diva: Out of Africa

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Written by ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS AND GINA HARLOW Sunday, August 10, 2014 02:15 pm

okra okra

There are few vegetables with a more storied past and debatable reputation than okra.

This slender green pod comes from the lovely yellow flower of the seemingly impervious hibiscus Esculentus plant.

While this hardy crop would flourish almost anywhere, okra is grown mainly in the South. Many of those who have grown up eating okra love it, and when separated from it, for reasons of geography or season, miss it.

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CCW Mac and Cheese contest benefits programs for kids

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 01:51 pm

CCW Mac and Cheese contest benefits programs for kids CCW Mac and Cheese contest benefits programs for kids

The Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro organization will hold a Mac and Cheese competition 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 207 W. Main Street, Whitesboro, to raise funds for children’s programs.

Individuals, businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to submit macaroni and cheese dishes, which will be tasted and judged by attendees of the 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival.

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Wildwood to unveil massive dog beach sculpture

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood will unveil a 25-foot-tall sculpture created for the city dog beach at a ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 on the Poplar Avenue beach.

The 5,000-pound sculpture features a red fire hydrant, bones, dog paws and a squirrel perched on top. The art display is a gift to the city from Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks. It pays special recognition to the Wildwood Fire Department and two volunteer units – the Holly Beach Fire Department and Wildwood Fire Department 1. 

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Found it in … Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 03:22 pm

Beach Baby scented soap from Blue Eden in Stone Harbor./Lauren Dickey Beach Baby scented soap from Blue Eden in Stone Harbor./Lauren Dickey Sitting on the beach watching the children play, feeling the breeze and taking in the sweet smell of the ocean is an experience some people never want to forget. But even when the lazy days of summer are long gone, this beach-scented soap available at Blue Eden in Stone Harbor will bring those carefree moments back to mind.

The Beach Baby collection is a line of soaps, lotions and roll-on perfumes with the breezy scent of the beach. Made from all-organic ingredients such as goat’s milk, honey and fragrances with no chemical additives, everything in the collection is handmade by boutique owner Caroline Ranoia.

Blue Eden is at 324 96th St. See www.blueedenstoneharbor.com .

   

Cinemania: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is space-hopping fun

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Written by Joe Bell Friday, August 08, 2014 02:36 pm

Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, an intergalactic adventurer and outlaw who finds himself in possession of a mysterious orb with the power to destroy the universe.

With a bounty on his head, Quill stumbles into a crew of law-dodging misfits who have little choice but to defend the universe or let it be destroyed. This decidedly unheroic group includes a formerly evil assassin (Zoe Saldana), a vengeful maniac (David Bautista) and two bounty hunters: a giant tree person with limited vocabulary (Vin Diesel) and a wisecracking, hyperintelligent raccoon (Bradley Cooper).

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