CAPE MAY - Ten miles from the dock and getting close to the 21/2-hour mark of a three-hour whale-watching excursion, captain Jeff Stewart needed to turn the big red Cape May Whale Watcher around and head toward the shoreline if the boat was to make it back on schedule.
The Atlantic City Alliance acknowledged Thursday that the crowd in the photo of the Lady Antebellum beach concert used in full-page newspaper ads to promote the resort had been digitally altered and contained repeated images of some of the same people.
Featured Little Miss Ocean City Pageant Aug. 15 Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Young pageant hopefuls from Ocean City vie for the 2014 Miss Ocean City title. Starts at 7 p.m. Information: www.oceancityvacation.com
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets - from Haiti.
LINWOOD - Here in deep South Jersey, they do not need any fancy-pants TV weather forecasters, with their Doppler radar, team coverage, and complicated love lives. They've got big, lanky, cerebral, nice guy Dan Skeldon, the Jimmy Stewart of meteorologists, working for NBC40, based just outside Atlantic City, soon to lose its NBC affiliation (thanks, Comcast), still vowing to keep broadcasting, out of the converted Frito-Lay warehouse on Route 9.
Up and down the Jersey Shore, book lovers have chosen their must-read this summer: The Fault in Our Stars by young-adult genre author John Green.
OCEAN CITY - By late afternoon, the exodus was in full swing. Carting beach equipment, doing a little Kabuki dance of will-this-car-stop-for-me, a steady stream of people headed off the beach and across Central Avenue.
Tears dripped from Sona Turner's face as she drove, but her lips stayed silent. It had been more than five months since an unknown killer had stuffed her 30-year-old daughter, Tara Alicea, into a suitcase and left it in the woods behind Egg Harbor Township's Harbor Square mall.