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December 5, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Golden Inn in Avalon was sold Thursday to a Chester-based hotel-management company that plans to transform the family beachside resort into luxury lodgings. Icona Resorts declined to discuss the purchase price for the 155-guest-room property, but spokeswoman Molly Mita said it was the biggest hotel transaction in Cape May County history. The company will spend "tens of millions" on renovations, to be completed by development affiliate Achristavest by July 2016, Mita said. Icona renovated Diamond Beach's Pier 6600 into Icona Diamond Beach in 2013.
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July 22, 2011 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
Just a few months after the Eagles drafted Donovan McNabb, another thing happened to Angelo Cataldi that infuriated him for years. McNabb is long gone, but bring up beach tags and the longtime 610-AM sports personality's bitterness over his 1999 beachfront brouhaha with Avalon comes surging back. "I try to avoid Avalon whenever I can," Cataldi said yesterday. "I am one of the top enemies of Avalon, and I am proud of it. " Cataldi was renting a home in Avalon in August '99 that came with beach tags.
NEWS
January 26, 1986 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
A political tempest has swept through this pricey resort town in recent months, consuming conversation at the weekly bridge games at the municipal building and up and down the lunch counter at Sullivan's Department Store. "It's got neighbor against neighbor," says Ed Crippin, a 13-year resident. "People aren't speaking to one another. No matter where you go, people will talk about it. It's just a shame. This has never happened before in Avalon. " What is happening is a mud-slinging, eye-scratching political catfight between two Main Line retirees who want to be mayor: Rachel H. Sloan, the incumbent mayor and former nursery-school teacher from Merion, and James H. Redditt, a retired engineer and executive from Narberth.
REAL_ESTATE
April 9, 1995 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Last year was a good one for real estate in Avalon and Stone Harbor, known collectively as Seven Mile Island, according to statistics compiled by the Cape May County Multiple Listing Service. There were 295 settlements in 1994, compared with 268 in 1993, an increase of 10 percent. The lowest sale price on Seven Mile Island was a condominium for $36,000. The highest sale price was an oceanfront single-family house for $2,275,000. The highest demand continues to be for single-family houses, with 169 sales in 1994.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Frank Dougherty and Washington correspondent Nicole Weisensee contributed to this report
The Avalon String Band, which selected a theme called "Red, White, Rhythm and Blue" for the 1993 Mummers Parade, will be strutting those colors to honor Bill Clinton's inauguration on Jan. 20 in Washington. Avalon's quick-step appearance in the inaugural parade will be the Mummers' second national exposure of the month: The Travel Channel, available on cable systems that reach 17.5 million subscribers, will carry the Mummers Parade in its entirety, the first such airing for Philadelphia's New Year's festivities.
NEWS
June 22, 2010 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Avalon must pay a Moorestown couple for beach property it took to build protective dunes after a storm devastated the area in 1962. The ruling said Avalon's actions had been "contradictory" and said the borough "skirted its obligation to answer for its action. " However, the court said that despite paying taxes on the property for decades since the storm, Edward and Nancy Klumpp were no longer the legal owners with rights to what had been an oceanfront lot on 75th Street.
NEWS
December 29, 2005 | By Mitch Lipka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's an opportunity for Shore living for which only the filthy stinking rich need apply. The commonly affluent probably shouldn't bother. For $7 million, give or a take a couple hundred thousand, in a secluded section of Avalon overlooking the ocean is a vacation house just waiting to be knocked down. "The value's in the ground," said Michael Powers, incoming president of the Cape May County Association of Realtors and a veteran Avalon broker. Multimillion-dollar knockdowns are common at the Shore.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON, N.J. - Though they are from different countries and represent governments that may be oceans apart on mitigating crises, they found themselves on common ground as they walked along a beach in this Jersey Shore town. And now an ongoing exchange between local officials and government representatives from the Netherlands may create a confluence of ideas about coastal protection that could benefit both regions, Mayor Martin Pagliughi said. "We thought we could learn a thing or two from a country that has been involved in coastal protection for hundreds of years.
REAL_ESTATE
September 3, 2006 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
David and Elizabeth German had the chance to buy an architect-designed house in Avalon for $1. That's right, Avalon, the ritzy Jersey Shore community where offering $1 million for a house is considered a good starting point and $1 seems like the stuff of 999,999 dreams. There was a catch, though. The Germans had to move the house out of town. "It's really not all that unusual to find a house for $1 in Avalon," said David German, 57, a woodworker who makes his living crafting Adirondack chairs and picnic tables.
NEWS
April 27, 2003 | By Catherine Quillman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Is there such a thing as a restaurant intervention? The history of Avalon, a distinctive BYO that takes its name from a Van Morrison song, certainly reads that way. John Brandt-Lee, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Michelle, was loosely connected to the place as its Web-page designer and silent partner. Avalon had opened after Sept. 11, 2001, and floundered, Brandt-Lee said, largely because its fine-dining concept remained a vision - it was at odds with the actual service (too casual)
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BUSINESS
January 16, 2016
The Palace Hotel in Cape May has been sold to Icona Resorts in the Chester-based developer's third Cape May County, N.J., beach-front hospitality acquisition. Icona, which closed on the purchase Wednesday, will renovate the 54-guest-room property into a luxury hotel to be called the Icona Cape May, with work beginning this month, spokeswoman Molly Mita said. Icona paid $15 million for the 155-room Golden Inn in Avalon last month, according to records filed with the Cape May County clerks office.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Golden Inn in Avalon was sold Thursday to a Chester-based hotel-management company that plans to transform the family beachside resort into luxury lodgings. Icona Resorts declined to discuss the purchase price for the 155-guest-room property, but spokeswoman Molly Mita said it was the biggest hotel transaction in Cape May County history. The company will spend "tens of millions" on renovations, to be completed by development affiliate Achristavest by July 2016, Mita said. Icona renovated Diamond Beach's Pier 6600 into Icona Diamond Beach in 2013.
FOOD
October 23, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Singer and actor Frankie Avalon returned to his Italian Market roots last year to gather ingredients from the likes of Cannuli's Meats and Claudio's with his childhood pal Jerry Blavat for his first cookbook, Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, $24.99). In the book, Avalon shares recipes from his mother's repertoire and his years in the kitchen, from stuffed artichokes to crab gravy to icebox cake. In between filming spots for QVC, Avalon talked to The Inquirer about growing up in the Italian Market and learning how to cook because he missed his mom's home cooking.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2015 | By Michael D. Schaffer, For The Inquirer
Jack Snyder was having one of those days you don't forget. Freckle-faced Jack and his crew-cut dad, Andy, were deep-sea fishing a few miles off Wildwood, N.J., on the 78-foot party boat Miss Avalon. Nine-year-old Jack had never dropped a line in the ocean before, and the fish were giving him a big welcome: In all, Jack brought about nine of them to the surface (it was hard to keep track after a while), sometimes with his own rod, sometimes with the rod of a neighboring angler who let Jack reel in a hooked fish.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Efforts to replace a crumbling mural of famous South Philadelphia musicians gained momentum Wednesday when officials learned that Frankie Avalon had pledged money to help find a new home for the endangered creation. The $5,000 donation from the crooner and movie star added to $5,000 committed earlier in the week by longtime disc jockey Jerry Blavat in an effort to raise an estimated $80,000 for the project, said Jane Golden, founder and chief of the Mural Arts Program. Also this week, officials identified two potential locations on South Broad Street for the replacement mural.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Pick-up basketball is a simple thing, you would think - a throwback pleasure where the interior play-by-play obscures whatever exterior reality might or might not measure up this season. You would think, then - first weekend back on the 96th Street courts, the net on one end torn and hanging like it's in some inner-city playground and not the toniest beach town this side of Amagansett - that the intrigue would be minimal, strategy irrelevant. And then you see big Charlie Naddaff, 57, 6-foot-10, drafted by the Indiana Pacers back in the day, sidle over to local Stone Harbor real estate dude Jack Binder, 33, by the fence.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
RAY BONINA couldn't even walk on a beach in Mexico without someone calling out, "Hey, Ray!" And probably adding, "Remember me?" "To Ray, strangers were simply friends he had not yet met," his family said. In fact, it was kind of a family joke that Ray Bonina couldn't go anywhere without running into someone he knew, from that beach in Mexico to a street in New York City or a restaurant in Chicago. "Hey, Ray, remember me?" Raymond Joseph Bonina, retired president of the Garrett Buchanan Paper Co., passionate ice-hockey fan, active alumnus of St. Joseph's University and devoted family man, died Saturday.
NEWS
April 14, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON, N.J. - Residents of Avalon and visitors to the borough should expect to begin hearing the sounds of dredging early next month as a $6.3 million beach-replenishment project gets underway. The work on the borough's north-end beaches is expected to be completed by the Fourth of July, and it will cost far less than initially anticipated, officials said. Under the contract Avalon Borough Council unanimously awarded last week to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. L.L.C. of Oak Brook, Ill., 700,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped from Eighth Street south to 26th Street, according to Mayor Martin Pagliughi.
NEWS
March 29, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON - It seems everyone wants to save Armacost Park. But just how to accomplish the continued preservation of the 11-acre maritime forest - which experts say has been deteriorating for decades because of invasive vines and other non-native plant species - may be debatable. So a handful of residents, who say they want nothing done to change the park, carried handmade signs and held a news conference Friday afternoon in the rain and biting wind to make their point. "If the environment of the park is destroyed, the migrant birds won't be able to use it for nourishment and a stopover point," said Terry Master, an ornithology expert and professor of biological sciences at East Stroudsburg University, who was brought in by the residents to investigate the issue and speak to the media.
NEWS
February 3, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruce A. Irvine, 76, of Newtown Square, a Delaware County lawyer, died Monday, Jan. 26, of coronary artery disease at home. Mr. Irvine was a partner in the Media law firm Fronefield & deFuria for 40 years. He also was a successful prosecutor in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office under Stephen McKeown. Mr. Irvine was Newtown Township's longtime solicitor and enjoyed practicing municipal law. Community service was important to Mr. Irvine. He was past president of the Jaycees, Optimist and Rotary International Clubs.
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