written by Matt Burton Many LBI Arts Council members are plein air painters; plein air is the experience of painting and drawing out in the landscape. The Jersey Shore and Long Beach Island region has traditionally been a popular destination for painters. Many notable American artists, including Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, frequented the Jersey Shore for inspiration and the bright and airy atmosphere. Part of the LBI Arts Council mission is to preserve and call attention
written by Chris Gaydos @searchingforamerica Photos courtesy of the Barnegat Light Historical Society How did the center of Long Beach Island (LBI) become so flat? Why does the road in Surf City widen for no apparent reason? Why is there goldenrod and ragweed? The answers to these questions can be traced back to the Long Beach Railroad. For 49 years, from 1886 to 1935, the railroad ran north and south on LBI. This railroad is responsible for much of the geography of the islan
When you think of Atlantic City, you think of gambling, hotels, the boardwalk, and beaches. The last thing that may come to mind is professional ballet. But indeed, Atlantic City is the home of the Atlantic City Ballet, which has experienced as many ups and downs as the city itself. When Ms. Papa, a professional dancer, was approached to start her own ballet company in AC in 1982, it was the icing on the top of a successful career. She accepted the offer and started a company
written by Olivia Garrison photos by Alison Omelio & Francis Lill What does a technology savvy, digital marketing guru have in common with a meditating, present minded yoga instructor? Quite a bit, actually. Adam Binder is the Founder of Creative Click Media, a digital marketing agency located in Manahawkin, New Jersey, and Apeiron Yoga, a yoga apparel and accessories brand. Driven by his belief that no one should ever place limitations on what they can accomplish, Adam cut h
written by Lisa Simek A group of surfers on the beach in Surf City in June of 1966. Courtesy of Janet Giersch and the New Jersey Surf Museum at Tuckerton Seaport. Photographs of Long Beach Island in the 1920s and 1930s look like something from another world. Wedged in between Asbury Park and Atlantic City, it was seemingly the last frontier of the Jersey Shore: a desolate and rugged island, with an old-world tourism sector on the South end and a few scattered bungalows—home t
www.twodopesfromjersey.com When the crowds start to dwindle and the pace on Long Beach Island begins to slow, anticipation builds for the world famous Chowderfest, which is held this year on October 1st. The competition is fierce and creativity flows throughout the island in preparation for this Jersey Shore tradition. These Two Dopes have spent the summer tasting all the fantastic chowders Long Beach Island has to offer. Yes, we know, we know, it’s a tough job, but someone h
Recipes and Photos by Susan Von Brachel and Robin Chase - www.robinandsue.com Ingredients 1 lime, cut into wedges coarse salt 2 bottles light, lager-type beer ½ cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate ½ cup tequila Ice cubes Directions Rub lime around rims of four glasses. Place salt on a plate and dip glass rims in salt. In a pitcher, combine beer, limeade concentrate, and tequila. Fill glasses with ice and pour in margarita mixture. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime.
Recipes and Photos by Susan Von Brachel and Robin Chase - www.robinandsue.com Ingredients 1 pound (or a small bag) of shishito peppers lime zest from half of one lime olive oil kosher salt Directions Toss peppers with a few tablespoons olive oil in a large bowl. Grill until peppers begin to blister. Sprinkle with lime zest and salt.
Recipes and Photos by Susan Von Brachel and Robin Chase - www.robinandsue.com Sliders: 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 large shallots, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound ground lamb 1 egg 1 teaspoon oregano Sriracha Mayonnaise: Sriracha, ½ teaspoon or more if you like it spicy ¼ cup mayonnaise Radicchio leaves, separated Brioche rolls Directions Preheat grill. Mix first seven ingredients together in a bowl and form into sliders. Mix to
Recipes and Photos by Susan Von Brachel and Robin Chase - www.robinandsue.com Ingredients 2 bags cole slaw mix ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded, minced ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin Directions Combine cabbage, cilantro, and jalapeño in large bowl and toss. Whisk mayonnaise, lime juice, and cumin in small bowl. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Season with salt and pepper and toss.