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Preparing for the next major Hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, roaring along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florid…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Government workers on the islands of the northeast Caribbean are clearing drains and pruning trees as authorities urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm that grew stronger Monday and will likely begin buffeting the region Tuesday.

VENTNOR — American Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Among the hundreds of volunteers are 19 from New Jersey who started traveling to Houston on Sunday.

The New Jersey Shore Arts Association of Atlantic City awarded scholarships for two students to attend the Young Peoples Summer Art Program at the Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center. The students selected were Jocelyn Barlow and Lily Hocker, both of Ventnor. The students participated in various techniques of making art such as painting on canvas, jewelry making, pottery, mosaics and more. 

LONGPORT — Labor Day weekend brings the ninth annual Longport Historical Society Lawn Art Show to the museum. Local artists Marilyn Chackman, Virgie Mottola and Eileen Raynes, of Margate, along with Sandra McDonough, of Linwood, will each bring their unique art style to the museum at 2305 Atlantic Ave. in Longport. The show may feature one more favorite local artist, Doug Farrell, as well. 

Monthly Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission meetings are shelved during July and August, but board member Pamela Charchidi said some summertime discussion among committee members indicated that a couple of popular events are in the planning stages to return this fall.