September 2, 2016 |
We in the Philadelphia area are smack in the middle of peach country - as New Jersey is the fourth-largest peach-growing state, followed directly by Pennsylvania. And, at the moment, local peaches are at the height of their season and flavor, with the fruit making its annual sweet, lush showing at farmers' markets and groceries around the region. Despite the hard freezes in April, the regional peach crop of 2016 has been described as average - which is far better than growers in winter-ravaged New England can say. With supplies of fresh peaches expected to be steady well into September - and prices reasonable - restaurants are adding them everywhere.
August 28, 2016 |
This week at the Shore: Sixers, songsters, and a circus act. AVALON | SAT. 3 P.M.: On Sat., Aug. 27., the 17th annual 76ers Beach Bash bounces into Avalon. Stop by Jack's Place (3601 Ocean Dr.) from 3 to 6 p.m. to mingle with Sixers players - including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, who will sign autographs - and to catch performances by the team's Phlight Squad and Dream Team dance squad. Additional activities include inflatables, a dunk tank, and face painting. All-day passes are $20 and can be purchased at entry, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Sixers Youth Foundation.
August 19, 2016 |
Who's the hardest-working woman in show business? It says here Kristin Chenoweth is a serious contender for that title. By the time 2016 fades into memory, the Tony ( You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ), Emmy ( Pushing Daisies ), and Golden Globe ( Glee ) -winner will have, in the space of less than six months, released a new album ( The Art of Elegance , due in late September), filmed a featured role in the coming Starz channel fantasy series American Gods , costarred in NBC's live December broadcast of Hairspray , and toured cross-country with her concert act, which she brings on Friday and Saturday to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. All of this comes on top of a multifaceted career for the 48-year-old Oklahoma-born former resident of West Chester (and onetime Miss Pennsylvania contestant)
August 13, 2016 |
This week, military aircraft, talented songsters, and even rubber duckies come to the Jersey Shore. ATLANTIC CITY | WED. 11 a.m.: Keep your eyes on the sky: The 14th annual Atlantic City Airshow is soaring into - and above - town on Wed., Aug. 17. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the show will highlight various divisions of the U.S. military, such as the Air Force's Thunderbirds (air demonstration squadron) and the Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team. If you can't make the actual event, Tues., Aug. 16, is practice day. Before the aerial stunts occupy Shore-goers' attention, Atlantic City holds its sixth annual Armed Forces Parade at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15, drawing participants from all military branches, veteran and civic organizations, and public safety departments.
August 11, 2016 |
MGM Resorts International will hold a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to help fill hundreds of jobs at MGM National Harbor, a $1.3 billion casino under construction in Prince George's County, Md, near Washington. MGM, which last week bought out its Borgata partner Boyd Gaming Corp. for $900 million, is seeking table games dealers, slots technicians, cocktail servers and bartenders for MGM National Harbor, the company said. The jobs fair for MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Trump Taj Mahal casino will close Oct. 10, putting nearly 3,000 out of work.
July 23, 2016 |
This week at the Shore, rock out with music legends (or their impersonators), celebrate Christmas in July, and be entertained by performances athletic and theatrical. AVALON | SAT. 7:30 p.m.: Bruce Springsteen tribute the B-Street Band will cover the Boss' songs for a cause on Sat., July 23, at Avalon Community Hall (3001 Avalon Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert benefit Avalon Lions Charities, which supports the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children among other local causes.
June 30, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - In bracingly wonky detail, Mayor Don Guardian took a room full of his city's residents step by step Tuesday night through the city's work-in-progress plan to right its financial ship and stave off a threatened state takeover. In a related matter, Guardian said the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority had agreed to auction many of the 450 lots it owns and on which it does not pay taxes. Millions of dollars have been kept off the tax rolls for years by the state CRDA, contributing to Atlantic City's cash crisis.
June 13, 2016 |
Summer means the big names in comedy head to the Shore to entertain at the casinos. But there are also quite a few laughs to be had in Philly, from hometown hero Big Jay Oakerson, who in August will headline a four-night stand at Helium in Center City, to Punch Line Philly, the new Fishtown comedy club that opens July 8 with Last Comic Standing 's Russell Peters, who stays through the 10th. Ron White (June 17, Caesars) Tater Salad brings his down-home humor to Atlantic City.