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What's Happening in April at the Jersey Shore 2018
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Mar 31, 2018 at 07:57 PM

What's Happening in April at the Jersey Shore 2018

Sun. April 1 - Happy Easter - He is Risen!

Sun. April 1 - Ocean City Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 pm Music Pier

Sun. April 1 - Ocean City - Easter Promenade 1 pm

Sun. April 1 - Cape May - Easter Fashion Stroll - Rotary Field

Fri. - Sun. April 6 - 8 - Cape May - Cape May Film Festival - West CM Borough Hall - 732 Broadway http://newnjstatefilmfestival.com/

Sat. April 14 - Ocean City - Doo Dah Parade - Noon - Starts 6th to 12th St. Asbury then 12th to 5th & Boardwalk - Grand Marshall - Erik Estrada

Sat. - Sun. April 14 - 15 - Tuckerton Seaport - Chainsaw Carving Competition - 11 - 6 pm $10

Starting April 27 - Cape May Spring Festival https://www.capemaymac.org/cape-mays-spring-celebration

Sat. - Sun. April 28 - 29 - Ocean City - Music Pier Sports Memorabilia 10 - 5 pm

Sat. April 28 - Ocean City Cystic Fibrosis Walk 10 am Regist. 6th St. Field 11 am Walk

Sun. April 29 - Ocean City - "March for Babies Walk" 11 am Regist. 6th St. Basketball @ Bwalk 11 am Regist. Noon walk

SAVE THE DATE

Sat. May 5 - Ocean City Block Party

Sat. -  Sun. May 19 - 20 - Smithville - MAYFEST - 10 - 5 pm Crafts, music, food

Mon. May 28 - Memorial Day

Last Updated ( Mar 31, 2018 at 08:01 PM )
A Trip to the ‘Bold Look of Kohler’
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Nov 04, 2017 at 08:23 AM

Jennifer’s Travel Journal

 

A Trip to the ‘Bold Look of Kohler’

 

We visited Kohler, Wisconsin, home of the Kohler Company where they make everything for your home enjoyment from kitchen sinks to bath tubs to faucets. We visited the Kohler Design Center and took a tour of the Kohler Factories to see how bathtubs, sinks and faucets are made.

 

The village of Kohler is located outside of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and is about an hour from the Milwaukee Airport. The free tour starts weekdays at 8:30 am and lasts for 3 hours. Reservations are required, and you will visit the Pottery Factory where ceramic sinks and toilets are poured into molds and heated in huge kilns and the Brass Building where hundred of faucets are made each day. The next factory is the Foundry where 6 foot cast iron tubs are made by pouring red hot metal into molds and allowed to cool, then they are sprayed with colored enamel and dried. We saw about 50 tubs on the conveyor belts.

 

It was a fascinating tour to actually see how all these products are made and to see these hard working men at work, many working without shirts on in the hot factory. Another interesting site was seeing men ride around the factory on 3 wheel bicycles; a fast way to get around.

 

The factories are each about the size of a foot ball field and three stories tall. You must wear goggles and you are not allowed to take pictures. They also have a division for artists from all over the world that design creative pieces of art work. Our tour guide had worked at the factory for years and made the tour very interesting.

 

Kohler is the largest plumbing-ware manufacturer in the nation. You can also visit the Design Center 9am – 5 pm and see many displays of kitchens, bathrooms, and spas. They also have a floor that tells the history of the Kohler family. I have a deeper appreciation at what it takes to make some of our most essential home products. As a plumbing contractor, my husband was impressed with the size of the company with 4,000 employees in Wisconsin and 200,000 worldwide.

 

 

We stayed at the exclusive American Club, Carriage House, and enjoyed complimentary breakfast, massages, shopping, afternoon tea and an evening cocktail hour served with cheese and fruit before a delicious dinner. Destination Kohler is a AAA5Diamond Hotel. During the Cocktail hour we got to meet some of the other guests who included an oilman from Texas. Everyone was extremely friendly. Most visitors were there to golf. Whistling Straits is home to the US Senior Open in July 2007.

 

We ate at Cucina for dinner and enjoyed Minestrone, Salad, Veal Parmesan $25 and Beef Bolognese $15 and a great chocolate dessert and limoncello cheesecake. We also enjoyed dinner at the nostalgic Wisconsin Room where we enjoyed a spectacular soup sampler of 3 soups for $7: Carrot and Ginger, Crab and Shrimp Bisque, and Cold Cucumber soup. I was happy to be able to sample each one; what a great idea! For dinner I enjoyed fettuccine and shrimp with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms $26 and my husband enjoyed one of the best filet mignons and whipped potatoes $31. Very reasonable! We also sampled unique 12-year old cheddar cheese at the Market at Woodlake.

 

Following are some of the pictures from the Design Center. Maybe they will give you some ideas for your next project. Or better yet take a trip there to see it first hand.

Call (800) 344-2838 for reservations and more information. www.DestinationKohler.com 

         

Panico's Bistro - A first class Restaurant off the beaten path in West Cape May
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jun 01, 2016 at 02:09 PM

Panico's Bistro - A first class Restaurant off the beaten path in West Cape May

We finally got down to enjoy a great restaurant in West Cape May-  Panico's Bistro located in a renovated Church on Broadway. We attended our friends' wedding there in the 1970s!! My has it changed!!

Fabulous food! We started with warm bread & evoo. Next enjoyed the antipasto of fresh Italian meats, provolone, peppers, artichokes and more. $14.

Next we devoured the side of meatballs $4.  then...The Trio- Meat lasagna, ravioli and chicken parm.$18  Great sauce, perfectly prepared.

The Sunday Dinner-Meatballs, sausage, pork with gravy, rigatoni & ricotta!! $18 a huge, delicious  portion served in a large bowl. Abbondanza!

Friendly, efficient service. They don't take reservations but you can call ahead to get your name on a list for first available. BYOB Also an interesting pizza menu and a children's menu/

Panico's Bistro

422 Broadway West Cape May Call 609 884-7170

7 days a week from 5 pm. Also outside seating.

http://www.panicosbistro.com/

 

Last Updated ( Jun 01, 2016 at 02:16 PM )
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