We here at Philadelphia magazine are always interested in the trappings of John Bolaris, the Weather Savior. Whether he’s offering a weather concierge service, feuding with Angelo Cataldi or getting rid of High Pressure Harry, John Bolaris has had quite the 2015 so far.
Who says you have to give up your Lululemon shopping addiction when you head down the Shore? Turns out, this summer, Lululemon will have a fully-stocked pop-up shop in Avalon, complete with a good assortment of seasonal and beach-friendly merchandise. Insert the crying-tears-of-joy emoji here.
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Now entering its sixth year, The Diving Horse in Avalon is straightening the chairs and polishing the glasses in anticipation of opening up for the season. And this year, they’re bringing some fresh blood in behind the line, to boot.
Andy Markee, known to vacationers for years as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy Man on Wildwood’s beaches, has died. He had been selling ice cream, primarily in North Wildwood, for decades.
“He’s been part of the landscape of the North Wildwood beach for as long as I can remember … he was just a constant,” Al Alven of Wildwood 365 told Shore News Today. “There were several Fudgy Wudgy Men, but he was the Fudgy Wudgy Man.”
Want to get away for the weekend? Perhaps Atlantic City’s Buddakan can persuade you to hit up the shore scene for their Japanese Whisky Dinner on Friday, October 24th at 8 p.m. The dinner will run you $85 per person, but we’re talking five courses and some pretty cool Japanese booze to go with them. Reservations can be made at 609-674-0100.
Check out the menu below, along with the whisky being paired with each dish.
Chris Christie announced last night that he was vetoing a bill that would have banned smoking in most of New Jersey’s beaches and parks.
“While I appreciate the sponsors’ concerns regarding the risks posed by smoking and second-hand smoke, I am not persuaded that a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all State ban on smoking at public parks and beaches is advisable at this time,” Christie wrote in his veto statement. “Too often, policy-makers at more centralized levels of government encroach into areas of public policy previously reserved for local governing bodies.”
Yes, it sounds like Christie is using this statement to help set himself up for a presidential run as a small-government conservative.
Though Hurricane Cristobal has no threat of making landfall, the hurricane is causing massive waves and rip currents down the Shore. Lifeguards have imposed swimming restrictions; in Ocean City, swimmers are only allowed to wade knee-deep in the water.
Cristobal, the third Atlantic hurricane in a relatively slow season, is being blamed for seven deaths. One teenager drowned in Ocean City, Maryland — the third drowning death there this summer — while a 17-year-old died after being pulled under by a rip current in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Thursday, August 14th, New Jersey wants you to celebrate one of the greatest food combinations that has ever existed.
The Collingswood Grand Ballroom will be hosting the premiere South Jersey Bacon and Beer Festival. From 6-8:30 p.m guests can support the Crossroads Program, an organization which aims to raise awareness and funding for area foster homes and at-risk youths, by chowing down on bacon inspired dishes provided by local restaurants and sipping on some brew. Participating breweries include, Yards, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher and many more. The cost is $35 a person which buys you entrance to the festival and benefits the Crossroads Program.
Just over a year since the last time Wildwood considered charging for its beach, the mayor says the city is once again considering beach tags. Previous attempts at instituting beach tags came in 1976 and 1981.
Most of the South Jersey shore beaches cost money; only Atlantic City and the three municipalities of the Wildwoods are free. The plan to bring beach tags to Wildwood, which will be discussed next Wednesday at a Wildwood Board of Commissioners meeting, would not effect the beaches in North Wildwood or Wildwood Crest. Though one has to imagine beach tags in Wildwood would make those towns more likely to start charging for the beaches, leaders of both said they weren’t interested in beach tags last year.
Fish, fish and more fish! But we’re certainly not complaining.
Especially not after drooling over the pictures of Il Pittore chef Chris Painter’s addition to our summer recipe roundup. Down the shore, you’re likely to get the freshest seafood straight off the boat. So why not take advantage of it? Painter’s Flukin’ Foil sounds like something to try after a long day of fishing, or even just sunning on the beach. Extra kudos to those who use their own catch, but Jersey has some pretty good fish markets in case you weren’t so lucky with your line.