Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jazz at the Point 2009

17 January 2009 - Blue Moon Jazz - Organist Luke O'Reily at the Inlet and bassist Andy Lalasis at Gregs. Somers Point Jazz Soceity.

25 January - 1st Annual Somers Point Jazz Society Benefit with George Mesterhazy Trio, including Tim Lekan on bass and Bob Shomo on drums. (609) 927-6677 or

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25 January - Cape May Traditional Jazz inagural show at Cape May VFW Poast 386, 419 Congress St., West Cape May. (609) 884-7961.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bubba Mac Shack Bites the Dust

Bubba Mac Shack Bites the Dust

The Somers Point Bubba Mac Shack was torn down on January 2, 2009.

Gone but not forgotten, the classic nightclub, which went by the names Harbor Lights, Markers and Cheers, will be forever remembered as the Bubba Mac Shack, where for eight years they featured good barbeque, nice drinks and great blues. The music was the thing, and Herb "Bubba" built a custom stage in the back where they put on some of the best shows since Tony Marts and Bayshores.

Here's a sample: Jacque Major one Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to John G. and JD for sharing this.

Art Ellwell, Jr. RIP

Arthur "Bub" Ellwell Jr.

ELLWELL, ARTHUR JR. "BUB" 55 - of Somers Point, passed away early Wednesday morning December 31, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Art was born and raised in Somers Point, NJ. Art was preceded by his father Arthur Sr. and mother Ethel Paul. He is survived by his three loving children, Alyssa, Artie, Adam and their mother Kim; sister Nancy (Don); many nieces and nephews; lifelong friend Mickey. Art will be remembered for his hard work and dedication to his family and community. He was an active volunteer fire fighter for 35 years for Somers Point Fire Company #1. Art was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Linwood and was involved with the Methodist Men's Organization. Art was an enthusiastic NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending various races across the country throughout the years. He took great pride in his family and home. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Central United Methodist Church at Shore Rd. and Central Ave. in Linwood, NJ. Burial at Friends Central Cemetery, Linwood. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the church. Funeral under the direction of Middleton-Stroble and Zale Funeral Home, Somers Point, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to Art Elwell, Somers Point Fire Co. #1, C/O Sun National Bank, Rt. 9 Somers Point, NJ 08244 to help offset the extensive medical expenses.