ATLANTIC CITY — Golden Nugget’s Cal-Ital Summer Winefest returned for the third year Aug. 15-16.
The event featured Friday night’s Wine & Jazz Reception Under the Stars where guests enjoyed wines from 25 California wineries with origins from prestigious Italian-family vintners, fantastic food and live jazz on the outdoor Event Lawn.
On Saturday it was the Grand Tasting at The Grand Ballroom where guests enjoyed samples of about 120 wines and an elegant evening of live jazz and culinary delights. Carla Faccioli, one of the stars on the VH1 hit show Mob Wives, was also on hand to pour samplings of her own line of wines.
ATLANTIC CITY — The Tony Mart’s Presents Mardi Gras AC Concert Series continues tonight (Monday, Aug. 18) at Kennedy Plaza with the “Boardwalk Guitar Summit” featuring Louisiana’s blues guitar king Tab Benoit, homegrown heroes the Billy Walton Band, and Delaware’s slide guitar master Billy Pierce.
The following Monday night (Aug. 25) it’s the Royal Southern Brotherhood starring the Grammy Award-winning fiery prophet of the Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville, the incredibly talented son of Gregg Allman, Devon Allman, on lead guitar and vocals, and dynamite performer Mike Zito.
A special Sept. 8 show will close out the summer series with one of the world’s premiere blues guitarists — singer/songwriter, Coco Montoya —who actually replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
MARGATE, N.J. — Lucy the Elephant is going to send 4 people to Hawaii and 4 people on a Caribbean cruise … and it could be you! The Save Lucy Committee has announced the launch of their newest fundraiser; “Pack your Trunk” Vacation raffle of a lifetime.
The grand prize for the “Pack your Trunk” raffle is a trip for 4 to Hawaii including round trip business/first airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations for 7 nights, and ground transportation. The value of the grand prize is $20,000. The second prize is a deluxe cruise for 4 to the Caribbean for 7 nights including all meals, entertainment, government taxes, and ground transportation valued at $10,000. The raffles are limited to only 1,500 tickets and are priced at $100.
The Save Lucy Committee is a nonprofit corporation fundraising in order to pay off long-term debt, make capital improvements and provide general operating support to Lucy the Elephant. The Save Lucy Committee is on a mission to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City.
To purchase a raffle to support the Save Lucy Committee, you can go directly to Lucy the Elephant at 9200 Atlantic Ave. in Margate or visit their website, LucytheElephant.org. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 609-823-6473, extension 0. A portion of raffle purchases is tax deductible under IRS guidelines.
The drawing will take place on Wednesday, December 24th at 1 pm at Lucy the Elephant in Margate. Winners need not be present for the drawing. Preferred Travel of Northfield will be administering the vacation packages.
The 7th Annual Taste of the Quarter takes place Monday, Aug. 18, 6-9pm. The event offers a taste of over 20 restaurants property wide and is open to all ages for the first time. The event benefits the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Atlantic County.
Taste of the Quarter welcomes families and guests of all ages. Tickets are $30. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter, Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 1-800-745-3000 or UWGPSNJ Atlantic County office in Galloway.
DJs from 95.1 WAYV and 100.7 WZXL will keep the party going, and look for special guest appearances from your favorite local celebrities.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said Steve Callender, General Manager for Tropicana, and 2013 United Way General Campaign Chair in Atlantic County. “All participating restaurants donate their time and resources for the event and we even invite local celebrities to help serve our guests as ‘celebrity chefs.’ It’s great to see so many people in the community pitch in for such a wonderful cause.”
ATLANTIC CITY— As Cirque Du Soleil transcends upon Atlantic City for seven performances of Varekai at Boardwalk Hall, the show’s performers will “Do AC” as they make their way around town to visit and experience some of Atlantic City’s hot spots.
Dating all the way back to the 1880s, salt water taffy has been a must-have treat when visiting Atlantic City. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Varekai performers will take over Fralinger’s on the Boardwalk at Bally’s Park Place as they mingle with guests and experience a part of Atlantic City’s history as developed by Joseph Fralinger.
As part of the day’s festivities, Fralinger’s on the Boardwalk at Bally’s Park Place will also be offering a one-day-only 15 percent discount off all purchases (offer valid for Fralinger’s on the Boardwalk at Bally’s Park Place only. Excludes taxes and shipping. Cannot be combined with any other offer).
On Friday, Aug. 22, show performers will make a special visit to the Absecon Lighthouse to experience NJ’s tallest lighthouse and meet with locals and tourists who have come to see one of the city’s most popular attractions. Varekai’s Le Guide (The Guide) will lead a small group up the steps of the lighthouse to meet up with one of his fellow cast members at the top.
Tuesday, August 19 at 11 a.m.
Fralinger’s on the Boardwalk at Bally’s Park Place & the Boardwalk (1901 Boardwalk), A.C. Friday, August 22 at 11 a.m.
Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S Rhode Island Ave., A.C.
THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — Wine and dine in some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants during Wildwoods Restaurant Week, scheduled Sunday through Friday, Aug. 24-29, and presented by the Wildwood Restaurant Association.
It’s an opportunity to visit a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try or revisit one of your old favorites. Over 20 of the Wildwoods’ top restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, each offering a complete four-course meal including appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for only $30 plus tax and gratuity. Below is a list of participating restaurants
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Wilmington Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Mobile Outreach Clinic will be on the Richard Stockton College campus (at Parking Lot 5, by the Athletic Center) on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10am-2pm.
The Mobile Clinic offers a variety of opportunities for veterans in rural areas of Delaware and southern New Jersey to have access of quality healthcare in their communities.
The Wilmington VAMC continues to support the establishment and expansion of clinical programs to improve access for primary care, mental healthcare, and specialty care programs for male and female Veterans of all service branches.
NOTE: Veterans need to complete their 1010 EZ and need to be in their system before they can receive services. Veterans can apply online by going here. The mobile units will offer the following services to veterans.
* Primary care services including history and physicals, management of acute and chronic illnesses, women’s health, and patient education * Ancillary services: Immunizations (including flu and pneumonia vaccines), lab services (including blood draws, urine specimens, etc.) * Social Worker available for assistance with eligibility/enrollment, mental health referrals, and identification of resources available to Veterans.
To request an appointment with the Mobile Unit Provider, call Alisha Delgado at 302-668-4371.
ATLANTIC CITY — The 2014 Atlantic City Air Show — Atlantic City’s signature summer event produced by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber — soared over the beaches of Atlantic City, Absecon Island and Brigantine on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
The AC Air Show is the single largest free event on the resort town’s summer calendar, and the largest air show of its kind. This year’s show featured the return of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights elite parachute jump team, a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier aircraft demonstration, and some of the country’s best aerobatic pilots.
Click the video link below for more highlights or click here for an extensive photo gallery by Tom Briglia and Neil Davis.
ATLANTIC CITY — The uncertainties of the times in which people live requires a new commitment to the American Red Cross’ maintaining a sustainable blood supply. For this reason, the Katz JCC and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when needed.
Now more than ever the American Red Cross needs people’s support. Please continue supporting family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers by donating blood on Friday, Aug. 22, from 1-6pm at the Katz JCC Auditorium (501 N Jerome Ave., Margate).
It only takes a small amount of time — and one small pinch — to become a hero to someone in need. Giving the “Gift of Life” is a mitzvah, and one way to help those in need.
To set up a time to donate, please call Josh Cutler, Katz JCC program director, at (609) 822-1167 x 138 or e-mail JCutler@Jccatlantic.org
Gary Weinlein (above right) is the Deckstock creator/producer who also performs as Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. (photo: Christine Steiner)
ATLANTIC CITY — The second annual Deckstock took place all day and night Saturday, Aug. 9, on The Deck at Golden Nugget. Tribute artists this year included Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Dusty Springfield, the Moody Blues, LuLu, Jethro Tull, Santana, Janis Joplin, the Turtles, the Zombies, Van Morrison, Linda Ronstadt, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Grace Slick and Jim Morrison.