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Shore Lore: Hail to the Beach

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
In August 1861, just after the Union Army was routed at Bull Run in the first big Civil War battle, the new First Lady deemed it “absolutely necessary to her health that she should enjoy a release from her arduous responsibilities in the more invigorating air of the sea shore,” the New York Times reported. ...
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Shore Lore: Nut Case

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Mr. Peanut was born in 1916, when Virginia schoolboy Antonio Gentile won $5 for his winning sketch of a peanut with a face, arms, and legs in a nationwide contest sponsored by the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company. ...
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The Big Freeze

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
To support worthy causes, some people write a check, others do volunteer work…and still other intrepid souls jump into the Atlantic Ocean in the dead of winter....
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Doing the Wave

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
If you’re a longtime Loch Arbor surfer, you’re most likely cringing at the thought of us giving up your secret, but bro, the spot rocks....
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Whose Shore is it Anyway?

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
A band of locals fed up with the crass, contemptuous brand of tourist they call Bennys fights for elbow room—and a little respect....
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Jersey Shore U-Z

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z....
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Jersey Shore S-T

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z....
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Jersey Shore N-R

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z....
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Jersey Shore I-M

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z....
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Jersey Shore E-H

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z. ...
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Jersey Shore A-D

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
The pleasures of the Jersey Shore run the gamut from A-Z. ...
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Only In New Jersey-The Aromatic Ortley Adventure

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Every June, I have flashbacks to Ortley Beach in the late 1960s, when we’d cram ten to fifteen Adubatos into a tiny bungalow for an annual two-week “vacation.”...
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Only in New Jersey: Three’s Company

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Only in New Jersey can there be three Shores. Last year I moderated a tourism conference about the Shore, and intense debate broke out about “which shore” I was referring to. Was it from Cape May to Atlantic City or Ocean and Monmouth counties? What about the “North Jersey shore,” starting at exit 117 on the Parkway?...
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Three (Onion) Ring Circus

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
Pull into the Circus Drive-In on Route 35 in Wall Township, with its immense, grinning clown outlined in bright, buzzing neon, and you might feel you’ve entered a scene from American Graffiti, George Lucas’s 1973 homage to 1960s teen life....
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Pray for Surf

By New Jersey Monthly | 09/18/2014
For the record, Sister James Delores of the Villa Maria by the Sea in Stone Harbor would like it known that she doesn’t surf. However, she was once a good enough athlete to be asked to join the first women’s professional baseball team in Chicago....
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