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

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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New tattoo studio in EHT hopes to leave indelible mark on local ink market

Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For Jamie Corpes, getting something as permanent as a tattoo should be a well-researched decision.

 The tattoo artist said it should be important to clients that the individuals marking up their skin are competent and comfortable in their work environments.

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Millville man ignores police and pays the price

STONE HARBOR – A Millville manned learned that it’s best to pay attention to a police officer’s order when he was arrested on outstanding warrants after Stone Harbor police told him to move his SUV out of a bike lane.

Abel Hernandez-Antolin, 33, allegedly ignored Police Sgt. Greg Jackson’s directive to move his Chevrolet SUV out of a marked bike lane on Second Avenue, at about 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to a statement.

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UPDATED: Sexual assault charge leads to drug arrests in Wildwood

WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW

Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW Boy scouts with Troop 95 recently installed a fence at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora. The old fence was rotted and falling down.  MARMORA – Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 recently replaced an old fence that was falling down at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.

The scouts contacted a fence contractor to get material, which was donated for the project. Scouts gathered with posthole diggers and shovels, and a call was made to utility companies make sure there were no underground wires or lines.

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Longport church rises from the ashes

Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

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Pleasantville teen shot in head, treated and released

A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine Platt made it to 'AGT' finals

UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.

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Ocean Heights Ave. closure to continue Thursday, Aug. 28 in EHT, Somers Point

Traffic alert Traffic alert

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ocean Heights Avenue will be closed Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6 a.m. to noon to all traffic from Blackman Road to the its end in Somers Point as construction crews affect repairs to the roadway at the base of the Patcong Bridge.

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EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville

Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.

According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Owner of lost snakes hands over three more to animal control

Zoo is not a home for unwanted exotic animals

A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The good news is the owner of the escaped snake that had township residents worried for weeks this summer has donated his three other snakes to the Cape May County Zoo.

The bad news is the zoo doesn’t want them.

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Former Egg Harbor Township man charged by DEP for illegal dumping on state lands

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection’s initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and lands has yielded six more enforcement actions, all related to illegal dumping at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Pemberton Township, 4-Mile Run Preserve in Winslow Township and the Duck Island section of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Hamilton Township.

 William J. Larkin Jr., 38, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, has been charged with illegal dumping after discovery of a boat registered to him was found in the White’s Bog portion of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. A warrant has been issued for Larkin for failing to appear in Pemberton Township Court. He faces a maximum fine of $25,000.

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Officials credit pilot's skill in avoiding catastrophe

photo by Christie Rotondo photo by Christie Rotondo ‘Dan saw the field to his left, and he made every attempt to get to that spot. He did a tremendous job in saving property and lives, and I’m very proud of both of them.’

— Peter Bosak, county superintendent of mosquito control

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