September 11, 2016 |
Jason Pane appreciates high school football - and all that comes with it - as much as anyone. The school pep rallies, the pregame excitement, Friday night lights, the teamwork involved, the drama of a closely played game and the sense of community the sport creates. So it was with reluctance that Pane, the athletic director at Springfield (Montgomery County), announced on Aug. 30 that the school was cancelling its varsity season due to a lack of numbers and overall experience.
September 4, 2016 |
WILDWOOD - When the boardwalk and the beach feel like hot coals underfoot, do we avoid even going for ice cream? Apparently so. Foot traffic along the boardwalk was light under the blaring afternoon sun for much of this summer season's final week, an ice cream vendor said. "Look at it, it's dead," said Danny Ferrazzano Jr., whose family runs Hershey's Ice Cream, as the thermometer threatened 94 degrees just before noon Monday. There was barely a soul on the boardwalk at 4 p.m. The beach, about a quarter-mile from the shop, was also desolate.
August 21, 2016 |
An invasion has landed on the beaches of Wildwood. Through Sunday, the resort will host Monsters on the Beach, a monster-truck racing competition between Lincoln and Spencer Avenues. For those new to the world of monster trucks, the souped-up vehicles measure up to their beastly moniker. Consisting of a modified pickup truck or SUV body with supersize tires and an upgraded suspension to match, the average truck has a height and width of 12 feet and weighs from 10,000 to 12,000 pounds.
July 31, 2016 |
WILDWOOD CREST - For decades, tourism officials have worked to create a brand in Cape May County collectively called "the Wildwoods" - a barrier island that actually includes five municipalities. Now, two of those towns want to carve out their own identities as Jersey Shore towns. Wildwood Crest is touting itself as "better" than the others. North Wildwood wants to drop "Wildwood" from its name entirely and be known as Anglesea. Could these moves ultimately wash away the carefully crafted "Wildwoods" brand like a sand castle on a beach at high tide?
July 31, 2016 |
High-flying fun comes to the Shore on Saturday with the start of the 24th annual Wildwood Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament, a two-day competition and one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Organized by Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts Len Dagit and Michael Adlis with the support of the City of Wildwood, the tournament will draw more than 500 teams - and thousands of players ranging in age from teendom to late 50s - from as close as Philadelphia, and as far as Canada and Italy.
July 25, 2016 |
Oh, those Wildwood days! Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it's also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday. Of course, that isn't the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49 percent of all lightning insurance claims and more than one-third of claims filed for hail damage each year are made during summer months? That's what Farmers Insurance says, anyway, and it suggests some things you can do to avoid unpleasant surprises on your return from that glorious week in Wildwood, or Ocean City, or Cape May: Unplug anything that doesn't need to stay plugged in, including televisions and computers.
July 3, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Of course, that pervasive pizza-and-french-fries-mixed-with-ice-cream-and-cotton-candy scent found on any Jersey Shore boardwalk can quickly veer you off into bad-eating oblivion. But if you're looking for something completely different - as in super-healthy - a Monkey Bowl from the Aloha Smoothie Co. in Wildwood or Cape May could be just the thing. More of a West Coast and Hawaiian concept, and similar to a healthy sundae, the smoothie-in-a-bowl typically pairs a cold whipped concoction of some sort - usually frozen yogurt - with items like fresh fruit and high protein foods, including acai and gogi berries.
June 26, 2016
A 20-year-old Cape May County man was arrested Friday for posting threats about a mass shooting on Facebook, prosecutors said. Jake M. Freeman, of the 1100 block of Hoffman Canal in North Wildwood, was charged with false public alarm, and bail was set at $25,000. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said that his office will use the fullest extent of the law to prosecute people making threats on social media. Anyone with information about threats made on social media can call his office at 609-465-1135.
June 5, 2016 |
The North Wildwood Police Department on Friday announced that 64 people were arrested over the Memorial Day weekend. Those arrested from May 27 through Monday included 24 Philadelphia and 20 South Jersey residents. Charges include possession of marijuana and other drugs, alcohol possession by someone under 21, driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, and in one case, unlawful possession of a stun gun. Six of those arrested were juveniles whose names were not released. The oldest person arrested was Erick Kibuuka, 49, of West Cape May, on charges of driving while intoxicated and hindering apprehension.
June 4, 2016 |
NOTE: The Philadelphia Irish Festival, which was originally included on our list, has been postponed until Sunday, June 26. Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered. KIDS Through June 4, Annenberg Center , 3680 Walnut St. $10 per show, 215-898-3900. This venerable fest returns with circus arts, music, theater, plus an outdoor Fun Zone with interactive performances and activities (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday)