Wednesday, March 19, 2008

News from Around the South Jersey Shore

News a day early since I'm out of the office the rest of the week. More info about that, plus Bag Day, later today.

Here's a preview post about the Ocean Drive Marathon, which is on March 30, as written by one of the runners. I'm doing the 10 mile portion and will be reporting back from Wildwood and Cape May. Are you or someone you know running, too? Let me know!

An update on the re-decking of Ocean City's Boardwak (and not a rain forest tree in sight). They're right on time. A lot of people start spring by taking a stroll down the Ocean City boardwalk on Easter Weekend. In fact, Wonderland Pier opened last weekend and will be open this weekend, too.

Thar she blows: people are seeing whales from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

Here's a nice piece about Ocean City from the Atlantic City Car Service blog.

More updates about that direct train from NYC to AC.

Here's a video from North Wildwood's St. Patrick's Day parade.

Bids to buy the Tropicana were due Monday. Here's a wrap up.

The Village Voice does Atlantic City. (I didn't quite make it down the boardwalk to the Chelsea, which is pictured in this article, last night. It's way at the far end of the Boardwalk. But I'll be writing about it soon.)

Tweet tweet. The Stone Harbor bird sanctuary is getting a walkway.

Quick congrats to Dixie Picnic, makers of upcakes: They just won a "Best of New Jersey" award from New Jersey Monthly (even though I contributed to the 'best of' feature, I swear that I had nothing to do with this one -- proving my point that everyone loves upcakes). It's in the April issue, which should be on newsstands soon. I'll go through that issue with a fine tooth comb and give shout outs to all the South Jersey Shore winners once I'm back from my trip.

And someone posted on the message boards about dining recommendations in Cape May. I put in my two cents. Got something to share? That thread is here.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me at Northern Lehigh Valley Logic. The OD Marathon will be my third, I hope I dont get cut off or come in last! Not being from the area, will any of the Boardwalk shops be open? My duaghter might tag along if the area is alive. I have not been to the shore in Winter.

Jen A. Miller said...

No problem!

A lot of the shops are opening weekends only starting this weekend, especially on the Ocean City boardwalk. I'm guessing that 90 percent of the shops in downtown Cape May (along Washington Street Mall) and Ocean City (along Asbury Avenue) will be open the weekend of the race -- I was down that way in January, and a lot of the stores were open even on weekdays.