July 14, 2016 |
A special American flag - it had been presented to the family of a Philadelphia sailor who died during the Vietnam War - stolen July 4 from a Jersey Shore home has been located, a family associate said late Tuesday night. The flag was given to the family at the funeral of 19-year-old Seaman Patrick M. Corcoran, who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans when it collided with an Australian aircraft carrier in 1969. It was displayed on special occasions at the North Wildwood home of Tom Corcoran, Patrick's brother, until it disappeared last week.
July 13, 2016 |
Chicago playwright and House of Cards writer Laura Eason's Sex with Strangers just opened at the Cape May Stage, to be followed by the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park in August. Down the street, Rodgers' Romance , a Rodgers & Hart-based revue, is in full swing at the East Lynne Theater Company, with the gothic drama Dracula on its heels. Thirty-two miles up the road in Ocean City, the famed children's show A Year with Frog and Toad has just ended at the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, with West Side Story readying to open.
July 10, 2016 |
The unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day - is not a secret date. And any restaurateur with common sense and a measure of luck will do all they can to open a new restaurant before the gates bust open at the end of May. After that, the beach crowds come fast and hungry, and with none of the patience for early errors they'd afford at a new restaurant back home. Yet, there are the slowpokes who tease us well into early July with luscious social-media pics of dishes "in the works" and promises of "opening soon" while the sight of active work crews stoke a more skeptical view.
July 10, 2016 |
Erendira Wallenda is no stranger to heights. As an aerialist and the wife of fellow daredevil Nik Wallenda, defying gravity is in her job description. And, with generations of circus lineage on both sides of her family - her Mexican father is Vinicio Vazquez, of the Flying Vazquez trapeze artists, and her Australian mother is Golda (Ashton) Vazquez, of the historic Circus Joseph Ashton - it's also her birthright. "Being in the circus, a generational circus performer, you sort of learn how to do everything," said Wallenda, 35, who has performed professionally since she was 5 years old. The Vazquez family has been in the big top biz for seven generations, the Ashtons for eight.
July 4, 2016
Busch's seafood restaurant died a dozen near-deaths before the end actually came. So when it was finally sold in 2014 and the Townsend's Inlet icon slipped beneath the waves of history - after 132 years and five generations of family ownership - no one was surprised. It was a 425-seat whale to maintain, decidedly frumpy in look, and seriously out of fashion on the plates. Even so, I still miss it. From the rich she-crab soup to the deviled clams, perfectly broiled lobster, and juicy blueberry cobbler, Busch's produced the timeless flavors of a Shore seafood house with consistency and character that's hard to match.
July 4, 2016 |
A father and son died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey State Police said. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in Patcong Creek, Somers Point Police said. State Police did not release names for the victims; a spokesman said the boy was eight years old. He did not have an age for the father. firstname.lastname@example.org 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
July 4, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Watching over her son, nieces, and nephews as they dug holes in the sand and built drip castles Saturday, Kelly Smith, 37, reminisced about being that age herself. Smith, in a blue bikini with a very pregnant belly, remembers learning to ride a bike here in the alley between 28th and 29th Streets, right off Central Avenue. This past weekend, she taught a 5-year-old niece to master a two-wheeler in the same spot. Smith has been coming to Ocean City with her siblings since she was born.
July 3, 2016 |
Here are five featured seafood houses, old and new, visited this summer at the Jersey Shore by Craig LaBan. Crabby Paddy's 1415 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom; 609-342-1506; crabbypaddys.com . Breakfast, lunch and dinner. BYOB. No Reservations. (Call 30 minutes in advance.) Doc Magrogan's Oyster House 8600 Landis Ave. (in the Dunes), Townsend's Inlet, Sea Isle City, 609-478-6082; docmagrogans.com/sea-isle-nj . Dinner only. Dock's Oyster House 2405 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, 609-345-0092; docksoysterhouse.com . Dinner only.
July 1, 2016 |
"Who is pizza_jew?" And "where can I get these?!" are two of the hotter questions in recent months among locals surfing #pizzaporn on Instagram. As I lingered over that relatively new account's gallery of gorgeous Neapolitan pies, the hint "Jersey Shore" was dropped, and my own curiosity was piqued, too. It turns out that Mike Fitzick, 30, is the pizzaiolo in question, and Valentina's in Northfield is his hearth home base. Of course! I loved this Neapolitan BYOB during my visit last summer, recognizing it as one of the Shore's best trattorias.
June 10, 2016 |
Quick, name that tune. That's the game theater patrons will be playing at Rodgers' Romance , a Broadway musical revue created and directed by Philadelphia-area native David-Michael Kenney. On Wednesday, the production will make its New Jersey premiere at Cape May's East Lynne Theater Company, following stagings at the Sellersville Theater (2004) and Ambler's Act II Playhouse (2007). Comprising 24 songs by Richard Rodgers and his collaborators Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, Kenney's revue invites audience members to guess songs - and their corresponding shows - for a chance to win a gift certificate to a Shore business.