Community Shuttle Hits the Road on October 1st; A.C. Historical Museum to open seven days a week
Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 2:47pm
The new English Creek-Tilton Road community shuttle bus will hit the road beginning Monday, October 1 making daily round trips between Egg Harbor Township and Northfield, 6 AM- 8 PM.
The 18-mile route will begin on English Creek at West Jersey Avenue and travel past Family Service Association, English Creek Shopping Center, AtlantiCare Health Complex to Delilah Road past the Atlantic City International Airport and FAA Technical Center to Tilton Road in Cardiff and continuing past the Shore Mall, Pep Boys plaza, Tilton Shopping Center and The Plaza, ending its run at Mill Road.
Each one way trip will cost $1 and take approximately 90 minutes to complete with 16 designated stops. As an introductory promotion, the shuttle will run fare-free throughout the month of October. The service is provided as a cooperative public-private effort of the Pascale-Sykes Foundation, Atlantic County, South Jersey Transportation Authority and Cross County Connection.
The English Creek-Tilton Road route was chosen for this service due to a lack of public transportation options for more than 5,000 households within close proximity to this corridor. Officials were concerned that a lack of transportation could limit employment opportunities and access to medical and social services, retail shopping, education institutions and more. This service will also provide connections to three NJ Transit routes (502, 507, 509) to further expand accessibility to Mays Landing and Ocean City and points in between.
The Atlantic City Historical Museum - presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library - will be open to the public seven days a week, effective Oct. 1. The museum's hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
The Atlantic City Historical Museum showcases the culturally diverse,exciting history of Atlantic City in a nostalgic timeline. The museum recently added an "Atlantic City Experience: 1920s" exhibit, which includes photos and information about Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, as well as some of the city landmarks and people synonymous with that decade. Visitors can also enjoy exhibits of Mr. Peanut, Kentucky Avenue and Miss America - plus vintage photographs and local artifacts. To learn more about Atlantic City history, visit the museum Web site at www.atlanticcityexperience.org. Please call (609) 347-5839 for more information about the museum.
The 2012 Boardwalk Basketball Classic (BBC) taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center Wednesday, December 26 – Sunday, December 30, will honor one of the best high school coaches in the United States, Mr. Bob Hurley.
A press conference was held today, Friday, September 28, at the Wildwoods Convention Center announcing that Coach Hurley will be honored by the BBC by naming two Elite Showcase games after the National Basketball Hall of Fame coach and recent inductee into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The Bob Hurley Elite Showcase is a new bracket of the BBC, which is touted as one of the largest co-ed high school basketball tournaments in the United States, regularly featuring as many as 40 boys’ and 40 girls’ high school basketball teams with approximately 1,000 competitors.
The Bob Hurley Elite Showcase will take place on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Wildwood Convention Center and will feature four teams competing in two separate games. The first matchup starting at 6:30 p.m. will exhibit the Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School vs. Prime Prepatory Academy. The second matchup starting at 8:15 p.m. will exhibit St. Anthony High School, coached by Hurley, vs. Camden High School.
Coach Hurley stated, "I am humbled and honored to partner with the Boardwalk Basketball Classic to help raise funds for college scholarships and feature elite teams from the region and potentially around the nation.”
Tickets to these showcase events are $8 dollars and will admit one person for both Elite Showcase games.
In addition, this year a Boardwalk Basketball Classic Battle at the Boards showcase day will be staged Saturday, December 22. The Battle at the Boards will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys’ and girls’ teams competing in showcase games. Included in the Battle at the Boards are the popular Andrew Alameno Memorial boys and girls island championship games between Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic high schools, the co-hosts of the BBC.
"We are so excited to play host to programs with such rich tradition in high school basketball,” said Ernie Troiano, Jr., president of the Boardwalk Basketball Classic. “It will be a fun evening for basketball fans and will bring an added dimension to our already outstanding tournament."
Hurley has been coaching high school basketball for more than 39 years. Currently coaching at St. Anthony’s in Jersey City, he has led his teams to 26 state championships, more than 1,000 wins, and has led five teams to an undefeated record for the season. Hurley was sole 2010 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame and is only the third high school basketball coach to receive this honor. Hurley’s two sons, Bobby and Danny Hurley, have both also had remarkable basketball careers.
Coach Hurley has been a role model, a mentor, and an elite coach to a number of young basketball stars who have furthered their basketball careers to the collegiate level at Division 1 School, as well as advancing to playing in the NBA.
Now in its 15th year of operation, the Boardwalk Basketball Classic is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide graduating seniors with college scholarships.
For more information about the BBC, including the complete schedule for the 2012 tournament, visit www.bbclassic.net or email scheduling director Brian Cunniff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Bob Hurley Elite Showcase bracket, contact Dwight Robinson at 856-375-3979. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
Discover your funny bone this Columbus Day at the Comedy Stop Café and Cabaret.
On Columbus Day, Monday, October 8 at 9 p.m., Scott Friedman from South Jersey radio station 100.7 WZXL-FM, is set to appear as the celebrity guest emcee at the Comedy Stop.
Aside from his morning radio show, ‘Joe and Scott,’ Friedman has performed comedy throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania in many well-known comedy clubs and casinos. Performing successful comedic acts as a sideline for his career, Friedman made his comedic debut at the Comedy Stop Café and Cabaret this past February and has opened to an audience of 2,000 for legendary comedian Dom Irrera at Tropicana Casino.
Three additional comedians are scheduled to perform starting Columbus Day, Monday, October 8 through Sunday, October 14.
Harry Maurer, a comedian magician who makes regular appearances in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and aboard cruise ships. He has won many corporate awards and has been nominated for an “Atlantic City Entertainment of the Year” Award. His comedic style ensures that the audience gets a good laugh by allowing them to participate and keeping them guessing.
Drew Thomas, an ex-auto dealer, who decided to make his childhood dream of being a stand-up comedian a reality. While pursuing his second degree in theatre, he opened for a comedian at a show held at the college he attended. Soon after, he began making appearances around the country. He has appeared on season 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has performed with many world-class comedians such as Jim Norton, Ron White and Bill Burr. His comedic style includes topics of every day life and foolish relationships.
Steve Shaffer who has made appearances on ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘Comic Strip Live,’ ‘An Evening at the Improv,’ ‘Caroline's Comedy Hour’ and VH1's ‘Stand-Up Spotlight.’ His comedic style leaves a lasting impression with his wacky and creative talent.
Listeners of the Joe and Scott Morning Show on 100.7 WZXL can win tickets to see these comedic acts during their Columbus Day appearance.
Comedy shows take place nightly in a $3 million, state-of-the-art, 300-seat theater with three headline comedians featured, and new acts rotating weekly. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend comedy shows. Show times are Sunday to Thursday at 9 p.m. ($25 per ticket) and Friday & Saturday at 9 p.m. ($27 per ticket) & 11:15 p.m. ($25 per ticket). In addition to admission, a one-drink minimum is required inside the showroom. The box office is open daily from 11 a.m.
Also a comedy magic show with Kozak the Magician is performed seven nights a week, starting at 6:30 p.m. This show contains ‘Mature PG-13 material’ – children five and under are not permitted and individuals 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20 per person/ $10 for children 11 years old and under. The dinner package costs $10 additional and dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m.
Established in 1983, the award-winning Comedy Stop is the longest running show in Atlantic City. The Comedy Stop has been the training ground for world-class comedians, including Tim Allen, Rosie O’Donnell, Richard Jeni, Drew Carey, Brett Butler, Ray Romano, Emo Phillips, Judy Tenuta, Lewis Black and Richard Lewis.
The Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret, located in the Quarter at the Tropicana Atlantic City, is taking reservations for holiday parties. To purchase tickets, book your group package or find out about our special holiday group rates and promotions at the Comedy Stop Café & Cabaret, call 1-877-FUNNY-AC or visit www.thecomedystop.com or www.facebook.com/comedystop.