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Fishing, edition of July 18

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:46 am


Emily and John Heisler of Cape May Court House show off a 5-pound, 12-ounce fluke caught near the North Wildwood bridge. It was 26 inches long.
Emily and John Heisler of Cape May Court House show off a 5-pound, 12-ounce fluke caught near the North Wildwood bridge. It was 26 inches long.  

As flounder continue to find their way out front, tautog season reopened Thursday with a one-fish minimum. Many anglers have been catching the spiny fish as well as sea bass, weakfish, porgies and bluefish.

Tom Christ of Brennan Marine in Somers Point reported that fishing last week was good again as inshore and offshore remained active.

Midweek, George Erskine fished Ships Channel and bagged a 6.14-pound flattie. He was using Gulps. He and his companion Tom Shepp had a couple of other keepers but ended up with 36 throwbacks. Bob Heins and a group on his boat K’s Krew fished the area behind Somers Point and had five nice fluke, the largest of which was 5.25 pounds. He too, was using Gulps.

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People Poll: Ice cream

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Written by Lauren Dickey Monday, July 14, 2014 08:00 pm

Question: How do you like your ice cream?

Homemade from a market because they make it right there.
- Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa. 
Homemade from a market because they make it right there. - Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa. Homemade from a market because they make it right there. - Jodi Dougherty, Bucks County, Pa.

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Lifeguards and medics on North Wildwood Beach Patrol work as a well-oiled team

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, July 14, 2014 11:05 am

Rich Morinelli, 56, is serving his 24th summer on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol. Rich Morinelli, 56, is serving his 24th summer on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.  Rich Morinelli grew up in the Philadelphia area but spent his summers as a youngster in his family’s summer home just steps from the beach entrance at the east end of 22nd Street in North Wildwood.

Even now as a 56-year-old, Morinelli still spends his summers on the beaches of North Wildwood.

A schoolteacher at Margaret Mace Elementary School from September through June, he is serving in his 24th summer as the medic for the North Wildwood Beach Patrol.

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Thousands awarded in Duke of Fluke Tournament

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Monday, July 14, 2014 10:58 am

Jim Dickinson takes first place in the Sterling Harbor Duke of Fluke kayak division with a 4.45-pound flounder caught on his Hobie Pro Angler 14. Jim Dickinson takes first place in the Sterling Harbor Duke of Fluke kayak division with a 4.45-pound flounder caught on his Hobie Pro Angler 14.  Cathy Algard of Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle in Shawcrest and her husband, George, have hosted the Duke of Fluke Tournament for the past 21 years. There were 116 boats and 39 kayaks registered this year. Thousands of dollars were awarded for top weighing fish.

 Duke of Fluke Tournament winners

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One Kook’s Safari> Wave soundtrack

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, July 14, 2014 10:57 am

G. Love talks surf culture, music, and hitting the break in Avalon 

G. Love has a couple of concerts in the area this summer. He talked about music and coming up surfing in Avalon. (photo by Emmett Malloy) G. Love has a couple of concerts in the area this summer. He talked about music and coming up surfing in Avalon. (photo by Emmett Malloy) Do any surfers listen to surf music?

More to the point, why does surfing get its own music to begin with?

Close your eyes for a minute and let it come to you: fuzzy guitars through a tube amp, guys wearing shaggy hair and matching shirts, whole songs about cars or shoes, and those great instrumentals. You hear that? A long, syncopated drum solo with a drifting back beat culminating in a small, mocking voice saying “Wipeout” before the guitar comes back in.

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Salome's stars: Horoscope for week of July 14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

horoscope Horoscope for week of July 14

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Cinemania: Melissa McCarthy wears thin in ‘Tammy’

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Written by Joe Bell Friday, July 11, 2014 01:43 pm

Melissa McCarthy's schtick is beginning to run thin. She is a talented comedic presence – sharp, and good at physical comedy. But the actress who made such big waves in the 2011 smash hit “Bridesmaids” hasn't been able to get away from what is essentially the same persona.

Once again, McCarthy plays a screwed-up loudmouth prone to anger. Here, she's a fast food worker ditched by her husband. When she loses her job, she forms an unlikely alliance with her free-spirited grandma (Susan Sarandon). The two travel to Niagara Falls for a reason that is barely explained.

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MidAtlantic offers big bucks for big fish

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

The 23rd annual MidAtlantic $500,000 Fishing Tournament will take place Aug. 17-22, and organizers have made some changes in response to feedback from previous years.

The tournament, held out of Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Md., offers new opportunities for winning a share of a cash purse that is expected to exceed $2 million, according to organizers.

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Crest guard is on the beach all year round

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, July 07, 2014 07:53 pm

Kevin Kelly, 23, of Boynton Beach, Fla., guards the Wildwood Crest beach in the summer and Florida beaches in the off-season. Kevin Kelly, 23, of Boynton Beach, Fla., guards the Wildwood Crest beach in the summer and Florida beaches in the off-season. Kevin Kelly may be in just his third summer as a beach lifeguard in this area, but the 23-year-old Boynton Beach, Fla., resident has experience that belies his relative short term of service.

The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol member is also a part-time lifeguard at two ocean rescue services in South Florida and is close to graduating with a degree in public safety management from Palm Beach State College.

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Young sailors learn the ropes in yacht club classes

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Written by Lauren Dickey Monday, July 07, 2014 06:27 pm

Sea Isle City Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons again this summer until Aug. 11. / Lauren Dickey Sea Isle City Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons again this summer until Aug. 11. / Lauren Dickey While sailing may look blissfully carefree, learning how to how to navigate, tie knots, manipulate sails, tack, dock, operate a tiller and other tasks is a complex undertaking. Just mastering the parts of a sailboat and other vocabulary can be daunting: aft, alee, port, starboard, backstay, bollard, gaff, keel, clove hitch, gunwale, lubber’s line and yaw are words children don’t often learn in school.

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Jersey corn and tomatoes make an early debut

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 05:23 pm

corn-and-tomatoes New Jersey recorded its warmest spring ever this year, and those warmer-than-normal temperatures brought the sweet corn and tomato crops in about a week or two early, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

Look for Jersey Fresh sweet corn and tomatoes in your local supermarket, roadside stands and community farmers markets this weekend.

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Salome's Stars: Horoscope for week of July 7

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 04:48 pm

horoscope Horoscope for week of July 7

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Don't be surprised if, in spite of your well-made plans, something goes awry. But don't worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out.

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Zap! Pow! Kazam! Local cartoonist teaches kids super drawing skills

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Written by Marjorie Preston Monday, July 07, 2014 04:11 pm

Joe Del Beato, who has made his career as an artist for Marvel and DC Comics, teaches kids how to draw in a class at the Ventnor Library. Joe Del Beato, who has made his career as an artist for Marvel and DC Comics, teaches kids how to draw in a class at the Ventnor Library. He doesn’t have Batman’s utility belt, Iron Man’s armored power suit or Superman’s cape. But among comic book enthusiasts, Ventnor artist Joe Del Beato is something of a superhero.

Over a 30-year career, Del Beato has worked for the twin titans of the cartoon industry: DC and Marvel Comics. He has drawn some of the greatest characters in the comic-strip catalog: Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, GI Joe, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and many more. On Saturday mornings at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, he shares his knowledge with aspiring young artists in a class called Comic Drawing.

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Beach Reads> July 4, 2014

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Written by Marjorie Preston Monday, July 07, 2014 02:50 pm

first-love First Love
by James Patterson, Little, Brown and Company
After the death of her cancer-stricken younger sister, Alexandra Moore – in remission from the same disease – is abandoned by her distraught mother and neglected by her father, who is drowning his sorrows in alcohol. Axi decides to escape with newfound friend and major crush Robinson, once a patient on the same hospital ward. Dubbing themselves Bonnie and Clyde, the teenagers “borrow” a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, then a truck, and light out from Portland, Ore., to see the USA. Driving cross-country with stops in Detroit and New York before ambling south, they fall in love, and do their best to outrun the disease that has so altered their lives. This sweet, funny novel, by Patterson and co-author Emily Raymond, has an adorable young heroine and likeable hero whose zest for adventure, droll repartee, love of bad jokes and devotion to each other illuminates this wistful journey.

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CINEMANIA: Spectacular effects drive ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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Written by Joe Bell Thursday, July 03, 2014 03:26 pm

The fourth movie in the “Transformers” franchise reboots the series, with new human characters taking over for Shia LeBeouf and his crew of robot-loving misfits. Mark Wahlberg stars as an eccentric, down-on-his-luck inventor and single dad who discovers that his beat-up old truck is actually Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots.

Since they saved the world for the third time, the few remaining Transformers are being hunted down by an evil government agent (Kelsey Grammer) and reassembled for nefarious purposes. With the help of Wahlberg and his daughter (Nicola Perez), Optimus must reassemble his crew and take on this new threat to humanity.

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