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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
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.
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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NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
With officials in Avalon, N.J., refusing to abort plans to cut down more than 100 Japanese black pine trees in the borough's 40-block dune forest, which they say are infested with a deadly beetle, a resident skeptical that the pines are dying is taking the issue to the federal level. Martha Wright, 60, has submitted three complaints over the last month to the Government Accountability Office alleging that by accepting a federally funded grant of $24,000 from the state to remove the trees, Avalon is committing fraud and mismanaging federal funds.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
WHAT THEY ARE - Duck Donuts are not doughnuts made for ducks, nor are they made of duck. Instead, they are made from a basic vanilla cake-doughnut batter by people, for people. And they got their name from the North Carolina beach town - Duck - where company founder Russ DiGilio opened his first Duck Donuts store in 2006. The latest Duck Donuts opened in June in Avalon, making it the first of the company's 82 locations to open at the Jersey Shore. The two other New Jersey locations are in Bridgewater, Somerset County, and Middletown, Monmouth County.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
AVALON, N.J. - You don't expect to necessarily have a sound track, let alone a Bob Dylan-alluding surprise, found along the 1.1-mile self-guided Avalon Dune Trail, lately in the news because of a plan to cut down some (nonnative) Japanese black pines that has stirred up controversy and conspiracy theories among residents. But there it was, and it was not blowing in the wind. Rather, it was hidden behind a fence post on the 48th Street trail back to the street, and you'd either have to have a geocaching treasure-hunt app on your phone to know where to look, or, alternatively, you'd just have to follow a girl in jellies leaving the beach - who adamantly and perhaps admirably refused to either comment or give her name - who knew where to look and had signed her name earlier on the little yellow scroll contained inside the pillbox.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
In the densely forested sand dunes that run along 40 blocks of Avalon's beachfront, a few trees stand apart. Japanese black pines grow taller and faster than their cohabitants in the dunes, and some of them are marked - by an orange ribbon around the trunk - for destruction. "Do you see beetles crawling on these? Do these seem dead to you?" asks resident Martha Wright, gesturing to the trees behind her. "Their only crime is that they grow tall. " The borough received a $24,000 grant in March from the state Department of Environmental Protection to remove about 100 trees that Avalon says are infested with the southern pine beetle, a small boring insect deadly to Japanese black pine trees.
TRAVEL
June 20, 2016
Q: I need your help with an Avalon Waterways trip from Amsterdam to Brussels I booked through Vacations to Go. A few days before we were supposed to leave, my husband had a serious biking accident. He spent two days in the intensive care unit. My husband had two small brain bleeds. His cognition is now intact, but he has many physical problems, including broken ribs, a broken nose, multiple stitches to his face, and a swollen knee. For the first time, we did not take insurance - a lesson learned.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Services have been set for Friday, June 24, for George B. Neidig Jr., 69, of Cape May Court House, a former president of the Cape May County Bar Association. Mr. Neidig, a lawyer in Avalon until April, died of cancer Friday, May 6, at home. He was a former municipal court judge in several Shore communities, including Dennis Township and Lower Township. "When George retired on Dec. 31, 2015, he was a judge in Avalon, Middle Township, Woodbine, and Stone Harbor," said Patricia Jordan, his secretary since January 1981.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
AVALON, N.J. - If anyone was wondering - maybe, say, Angelo Cataldi, famously shown no mercy in a 1999 Avalon beach-tag conflagration, or perhaps Frank Wilson, formerly of Chester County, who sued Avalon in 2001 and won $175,000, driven arguably mad after being repeatedly whistled out of the water when he tried to swim after 5 p.m., or, really, anyone who ever threw a ball close to the water or otherwise tangled with the famously vigilant Avalon Beach...
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.
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