Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties announced today that it will host the 29th Annual Cape/Atlantic Memorial Service and Brunch honoring police-fire-rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty on Sunday, March 16th, 2014, at noon at Borgata’s Event Center.
The keynote speaker will be Captain Raymond Dupuis, Commander of Field Operations for the Watertown, MA Police Department, a city which, on April 19th, 2013, was the site of a manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan. While Watertown was under lockdown, thousands of law enforcement officers flooded the town of 33,000 residents and searched a 20-block area for the surviving brother (Dzhohar). Captain Dupuis will talk about the impact that the incident had on the Public Safety officers in his community.
The 200 Club was founded to support members of the Public Safety Community --- Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel--- and their survivors, when they experience a line-of-duty death. The Atlantic and Cape May County-based Club held its first annual Memorial Service and Brunch in February of 1986 as a mechanism to honor the local victims of line-of-duty death, and also as a fundraiser to enable the Club to support and assist the survivors.
Preceding the brunch, the public is welcome to attend a Memorial Mass (also an annual event) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Tennessee and Pacific Avenue, in Atlantic City. The principal celebrant will be Rev. Msgr. William A. Hodge, a long-time supporter of the law enforcement and emergency services community. Touches of pageantry at the Church will include the Knights of Columbus, Pipe and Drum Bands and a combined Honor Guard of the New Jersey State Police and Atlantic City Police departments.
The 200 Club will also award $37,500 in higher education scholarships to the children of active-duty, retired, disabled or deceased Police, Fire or Rescue Personnel who work in Atlantic or Cape May County. The application for scholarships is on the Club’s websitewww.capeatlantic200club.org and the deadline for submission is March 1st, 2014.
Tickets to the brunch are priced at $35 and will be on sale through March 3rd. Purchases must be made in advance by calling (609) 645-3800 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The battle of the beaches resumes with the return of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Top Ten Beaches survey. The Wildwoods are looking to once again win the title of Best Beach in New Jersey.
The Wildwoods have won the survey four times since its inception, in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.The Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. (Due to Superstorm Sandy, the NJSGC did not hold the survey in 2013.)
Voting opens at noon on Monday, February 17 and ends at midnight on Wednesday, April 30 atwww.njtoptenbeaches.org. The Wildwoods encourages all our visitors and fans to visit the link and vote.
Known as the premier family vacation destination of the Jersey Shore, the Wildwoods play host to more than nine million visitors every year – taking advantage of New Jersey’s largest beaches. Stretching for five miles along the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods’ wide, white, sandy beaches are a perfect way to spend a relaxing, sunny day at the Jersey Shore and are absolutely FREE to enjoy. Growing in size year after year, the Wildwoods’ beaches are the backdrop for a variety of one-of-a-kind festivities and events throughout the year including the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the National Marbles Tournament, Monster Truck Races & Motocross Races on the Beach, Beach Soccer & Beach Lacrosse Tournaments, major headline concerts and more.
In addition to their award-winning beaches, the Wildwoods are also home to a nationally recognized Boardwalk – complete with three world-class amusement piers, three beachfront water parks, shops, eateries, games and arcades. The five-mile island also offers excellent fishing and water-related recreational activities, golfing, shops, restaurants, ‘50s era “Doo-Wop” architectural tours and over 180 festivals and events throughout the year.
For additional information on the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC), visit www.njseagrant.org.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
Whoopi Goldberg, known around the world for her acclaimed work as performer, producer, author and humanitarian, will take the stage at Revel’s Ovation Hall on Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m.
Goldberg began performing at age eight with the Children's Program at the Hudson guild and the Helena Rubinstein Children's Theatre in New York. She was eventually cast in Stephen Spielberg's The Color Purple, earning Goldberg the 1985 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture. Later, her performance in “Ghost” earned her the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Whoopi has also appeared in such films as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Girl, Interrupted,” and many more.
In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy and a Tony. In addition, Whoopi has been honored with multiple NAACP Image Awards, numerous People’s Choice Awards (including a special tribute in 1998) and five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, as well as various awards and honors for her many humanitarian efforts.
Tickets are $53, $68, $88 and $98, and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.