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May 11, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In a festival that draws its movies from the sophisticated capitals of the globe, the Downashore presence of Wildwood may seem improbable. But before you raise a "Yo!" of protest, give Wildwood, New Jersey a try. Directed by Ruth Lehman and Carol Cassidy, Wildwood is a one-hour look at what gives on the boardwalk - and under it. The movie is chiefly devoted to the mating rites of teenagers who flock to the resort in the summer and the difference between hunting for sex and looking for something more emotionally rewarding.
SPORTS
February 24, 1989 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Wildwood scored six points in the final 24 seconds last night, four by senior guard Brendan Connor, to end its regular season with a 75-68 upset victory over visiting Middle Township, the No. 2-ranked team in The Inquirer's Top Ten. The Panthers, whose school-record 20-game winning streak ended with the loss, had trailed since the first quarter. They cut the margin to 69-68 on a basket by 6-foot-6 junior John Leahy (18 points) with 46 seconds left. But Connor (31 points) drew a foul with 24 seconds left and hit both shots.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - There have been many odd incarnations for this Jersey Shore beach town. And nearly all of them seem to have set this place apart as a somewhat eccentric and perhaps even peculiar place compared with other Jersey resorts. This, after all, is where a city councilman once undertook a moonlit dismantlement of the boardwalk and where a collection of ticky-tacky 1950s motels has evolved into a treasured historical architectural style. Wildwood by one claim could be the birthplace of rock and roll.
SPORTS
March 11, 2003 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a night when she struggled offensively, Lana Harshaw was still heroic in keeping the Wildwood dynasty alive. Harshaw made two key defensive plays in the final five seconds to seal the Warriors' 32-31 victory over Haddon Heights in the South Jersey Group 1 girls' basketball championship last night at Cherry Hill East. Wildwood (23-2) meets the Central Jersey champion, Shore Regional, at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Toms River East. It was the fourth straight sectional title for the defending Group 1 champions but their first without all-time scoring leader Monica Johnson, who attends Seton Hall and was at the game.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | the Inquirer Staff William H. Sokolic and the Associated Press contributed to this report
Saturday's modestly attended Beach Boys show will be the last concert on the Wildwood beach this summer. City officials had already pulled the plug on two of the resort's much-ballyhooed music festivals, promoted by Seashore Events of Atlantic City. And now comes word that the last of the series - a Labor Day-weekend country jamboree starring Johnny Cash - has been scratched. The series was killed after dismal attendance for a July 5-7 "Down Memory Lane" oldies fest, headlined by Little Anthony and Chubby Checker.
NEWS
September 28, 2011 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THE PAGAN stationed on a corner of Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood stood with his burly arms crossed over his belly, guarding the infamous motorcycle club's hotel-turned-fortress like a living, breathing gargoyle. Behind him, yellow caution tape and blue tarps draped the Binns Motor Inn - a signal from the Pagan's Motorcycle Club for "citizens" and nosy cops to keep out during the 2011 Roar to the Shore biker rally this month. It's the same hotel where federal prosecutors say that leaders of the Pagan's Long Island chapter at last year's rally told their minions to prepare for death or prison as they plotted a hand-grenade attack on the rival Hells Angels.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | Inquirer photos by Akira Suwa
It wasn't an ideal day for summer fun, but Wildwood did manage to attract visitors Friday as the July Fourth weekend started. For the holiday itself, the picture is mixed, with a chance of showers or thunderstorms throughout South Jersey. Clearing skies are expected in the evening.
SPORTS
January 31, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Middle Township dominated the boards last night against the limited play of Wildwood's 6-foot-6 center Mike Emory and came away with a 46-40 victory in a Cape-Atlantic League National Division game. The win keeps the host Panthers (14-3 overall, 10-2 league) even with Bridgeton and one game behind Cape-National leader St. Augustine. Wildwood (12-4, 9-3) falls two games off the pace. "They are a completely different team without Emory," said Middle coach Tom Feraco. "He's one of the league's best players and, with him in the middle, they are very tough to defend.
SPORTS
December 23, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Allen dropped in 19 points as the Pleasantville boys' basketball team outlasted Wildwood, 70-65 in overtime, Sunday at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff. Allen sank three three-pointers and was 7 for 10 from the field. Omar Wallace added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wildwood's Gerald Gibbs hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Also at the Ocean City PBA Tipoff, C.J. Barnes scored 23 points to lead Holy Spirit to an 83-59 win over Pemberton. John Middleton followed with 18 points.
SPORTS
March 7, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special To The Inquirer
After last night's state Group 1 girls' semifinal game at Nottingham High School, Wildwood coach Dave Troiano couldn't find enough people to hug or enough hands to shake. His Warriors, the South Jersey Group 1 champions and No. 7 in The Inquirer's Top 10, had just run off 12 straight points in the fourth period and defeated Central Jersey champion Keyport, 59-45, to earn a spot in Saturday's state final at Monmouth College. The victory got a monkey off Troiano's back. His teams had won two previous South Jersey titles (1986 and 1988)
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SPORTS
September 11, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2016 | STAFF
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)
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