Local signature dishes, naming winter storms, a monarch migration and the community coming together to sing Handel’s “Messiah” star in the latest episode of “-30-,” The Press of Atlantic City’s television show.
The broadcast news magazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday and repeats 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5 p.m. Tuesday on Stockton University’s channel. Segments also can be watched any time at PressofAC.com/30.
Here’s the lineup for this week’s show:
• What’s in a name? Since 2012, The Weather Channel has labeled “disruptive” winter storms with individual names, much like hurricanes. But does having a name have an impact on those of us who have to shovel out of our driveways? Meteorologist Joe Martucci sits down with Staff Writer Max Reil to discuss whether these names have made people more aware when winter weather strikes.
• Living in an area with so many dining options can be overwhelming. And if finding the right restaurant isn’t difficult enough, what do you order once you get there? Atlantic City Weekly Associate Editor Ryan Loughlin has been hunting high and low for the best signature dishes in all of South Jersey. For our first segment in this ongoing series, Loughlin and Multimedia Editor Vernon Ogrodnek stopped at Atlantic City’s Pic-A-Lilli Pub, where the buffalo wings are the stuff of legend.
•This year was a good one for monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico through Cape May Point. Cape May Bird Observatory’s Monarch Monitoring Project counted an average of 95 per hour, up from just 15 per hour last year. And their numbers stayed so high through the end of October, when roosts of more than 1,000 were seen in trees, that the project kept counting a week into November for the first time in its 26-year history. Photographer Dale Gerhard brings you that story.
• One of Stockton University’s biggest musical events joins the community and the university in a special holiday performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” About 200 volunteer singers from throughout the region, including multiple generations of families, put in weeks of rehearsals ahead of a biennial show at Borgata.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and newsmakers. The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access Channel 9. Most residents of Atlantic County can watch Channel 9 through Comcast.
The half-hour episodes cover the same range of topics as the paper: news, lifestyle, sports and business.