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Where did summer go?

You can just feel it. The sun is setting earlier, back-to-school specials are everywhere, and the calendar is nearly ready to be flipped into the month of September. Summer, as most families know it, is essentially over.

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From left to right: Franke Previte, Lisa Sherman, Judi Franco, Dennis Malloy
From left to right: Franke Previte, Lisa Sherman, Judi Franco, Dennis Malloy
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Round one of the Semi Finals in The Big Joe Jersey Talent Show

Join us for a great New Jersey tradition! Sunday night it's round one of The Big Joe Jersey Talent Show Semi Finals at Jenkinson's on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach.

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Gellman Images
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Big Joe’s quick and easy Shrimp Kabobs [Recipe]

I like meals that are quick, easy and require little clean-up. This is one of those dishes. Everything is included right there on the skewer and is cooked together.

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Purple Apple Slaw
Purple Apple Slaw
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Big Joe’s Purple Apple Slaw [Recipe]

I love coleslaw, It's a staple during the summer and adds a refreshing side to your summer BBQ's. Here's a simple recipe that you'll enjoy, I use the purple cabbage that's sweeter than the green cabbage

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I had to step back into the road when snapping the picture...or my camera phone would get wet...(Craig Allen photo).
I had to step back into the road when snapping the picture...or my camera phone would get wet...(Craig Allen photo).
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This New Jersey summer is lacking sprinklers

Its the middle of summer in the Great Garden State...and, usually, the sprinklers are going full tilt!

But not THIS summer!

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(Photo credit: Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media)
(Photo credit: Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media)
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Check this weekend’s QuickChek Festival of Ballooning

Where can you find giant floating dinosaurs, sea creatures and Star Wars figures, all in one place?

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(Photo: 1ArmStarfish / Youtube)
(Photo: 1ArmStarfish / Youtube)
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Ready for a shark story with a happy ending? – Watch

Man and beast finally find a moment of harmony at the beach.

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Thinkstock - Maxim Shebeko
Thinkstock - Maxim Shebeko
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Big Joe’s Marinated Grilled Asian Chicken Wings

As David Letterman said to me on my show, “Why did the chicken cross the road? Because on the other side of the road they weren’t listening to your show!”.

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(Photo credit: Thinkstock, kosmos111)
(Photo credit: Thinkstock, kosmos111)
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Big Joe’s Summer Beer [Recipe]

It's the perfect weekend to make this Summer Beer cocktail. It's so simple to make and is very refreshing on a hot summer day. You can take this base recipe a few different ways, using different flavored lemonade or even limeade.

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(David De Lossy, ThinkStock)
(David De Lossy, ThinkStock)
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Did you know about NJ’s inflatable pool regulations? – Poll

You probably thought it was simpler to own an inflatable pool than a real one, but think again. 

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