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The Art of Water: Josef Kote

What draws us to the water surrounding our shores?
Is the water a window, allowing us to peek at infinity, serenity, power, and grace?
Is the water a mirror reflecting light, absorbing shade, and amplifying our joy, against a horizon that never changes yet never stays the same?
Whatever “it” is that attracts us to the sea, Josef Kote has miraculously captured it in his latest exhibit, “Water.” Featuring 20 new, original paintings created exclusively for the show, “Water” debuts at Ocean Galle

MIC DROP — Sea Isle Times

What started on a whim would become an unprecedented run of success in broadcasting. In a field where success is measured in months, Cataldi’s three decades as the lead personality and driving force behind a morning program that was consistently ranked as one of the highest rated in a major market is more than rare. It is practically unheard of. The longevity and popularity of Cataldi’s morning show speaks to the charisma, dedication, and drive he brought to the airwaves every weekday morning.

Anti-inflammatory Foods: A Recipe for Healthier Joints

Chronic inflammation is not only bad for your overall health, but it can also lead to and exacerbate the symptoms of arthritis. “The inflammatory process certainly plays a role in joint health,” says Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists’ Dr. Thomas Vikoren, an orthopedic surgeon and hip and knee replacement specialist. “I treat so many patients who are struggling with pain and limitations

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Seritella

Lisa Scottoline has a story she likes to share about her late mother, known affectionately to Scottoline’s readers as “Mother Mary.”

“I always loved the story about the time I made her fly north to avoid a major hurricane heading for Florida,” Scottoline says. “When she got off the plane, she was approached by a reporter who was interviewing people about the hurricane. The reporter came up to her, asking, ‘Did you come north because you're afraid of the hurricane?’

“Mother Mary replied, ‘I’m n

Concussion: How Active Rest is Changing the Game for Recovery

BCOS concussion specialist, Dr. Michelle Horn, discusses newer protocols and how active rest can improve physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

Many parents of today’s young athletes were once athletes themselves in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s. Back then, if you suffered a concussion, you were likely told to lay still in a dark room…for a prolonged period. Stimulation, movement, and light were strongly discouraged as you tried to recover from a concussion.

Well, we’ve quite literally come ou

Artist Josef Kote: Strokes of Genius

“He’s one of the best artists I’ve ever seen.”

That is high praise for Josef Kote coming from Kim Miller, the owner and operator of Ocean Galleries in Avalon and Stone Harbor for more than 30 years. Miller is very excited for Kote’s return to the gallery for “Healing,” his exclusive exhibit of new paintings from Saturday, Aug. 7 to Monday, Aug. 9.

Hosting Kote is more than special for Miller. “To me, it’s a privilege,” she shares. “To say this is a rare opportunity is putting it mildly. His ab

What is Market Volatility and How Can You Protect Against It?

If anyone told you on January 1, 2020 that toilet paper was about to become a precious commodity…you wouldn’t have believed them. But, of course, that is exactly what happened when the pandemic hit, lock-down began, and panic-buying set in.

So, what does this have to do with financial markets? It illustrates that our world is unpredictable. And, financial markets are constantly reacting to the world. Share prices are always fluctuating up and down. What’s expendable can suddenly become valuable

Innovative Rotator Cuff Surgery at Doylestown Hospital

Revolutionary Treatment Option Changes the Game for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists

Before last year, if you had a massive irreparable rotator cuff tear, there were no minimally invasive surgical options to help relieve pain or restore function. But that is not the case anymore. In July 2021 the FDA approved the first balloon implant for arthroscopic treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears – changing the game for or

Tips for the First Few Weeks of College

The first few weeks of college are uniquely exciting . . . and stressful. Luckily, there are proven ways to ease your transition so you can launch into your college years with optimism and confidence. Here we’ve gathered some or our best advice from years of counseling and thousands of college students.

This is first on the list because it is so important. The best way to adjust to any new environment is through action and connection. So, colleges offer an unbelievable number of clubs and activ

2022 Designer House Tour: A Masterclass

Breathtaking views and vistas. Exquisite interior design. A masterclass in architecture and craftsmanship. They’re all back for the 2022 Cape Regional Designer House Tour, your chance to tour nine of the island’s most spectacular homes on Aug. 13 from 11am to 4pm.

“We are thrilled to be back,” says Ellen Kravet Burke, chairman of the Cape Regional Foundation Board and chairman of Designer House Tour. “During the past two summers, we received so many phone calls from people asking if we were doi

From Grinch to…Grateful?

Honestly, I do not love Christmas. It’s not a popular statement. In fact, admitting it out loud, seems almost like breaking the 11th Commandment…Thou Shalt Love Christmas!

But I do love a good conversation starter question. So, for most big holiday dinners, I will come armed with a question so that everyone has a chance to talk (in a loud Irish family — this requires advanced planning). So, one Christmas I thought I had come with the BEST question! “What was your most memorable Christmas?” This