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August 14, 2008 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The unclothed body of a Northeast Philadelphia woman washed up early yesterday on an Atlantic City beach. Authorities identified the body as that of Patrita D. Lee, 25, of the city's Summerdale section, and an autopsy by Atlantic County Medical Examiner Hydow Park determined that she had drowned. Why she drowned was under investigation. Two people walking near Florida Avenue discovered the body at 2:30 a.m. and called police. Lee's clothes and purse were found nearby, a police spokeswoman said.
NEWS
May 16, 2003 | By Vincent Zarate
You brought the blanket, the suntan lotion, the soda, the radio, some snacks and, of course, the towel and the pillow. Then you started your trek. You waited all week for this. You drove 50, 60, even 70 miles to get to the beach and to set up camp in your own little sandy square to start a tan. You found the sweet spot on the blanket, lay back, closed your eyes, and felt how soothing was the sound of the gentle surf, how blissful the breeze on your face. Then without warning, first the buzz and then bam!
NEWS
August 16, 2005 | By Pat Summers
Yes, there are timeless, wonderful things about a Jersey Shore vacation - reasons to go back year after year, as we do. But it took far less than our week at the beach to confirm America's obesity epidemic. It was not pretty. There, on the Avalon beach, we saw a portly young father feeding chips to his toddler. With what looked like fascination (or pride), he watched her eat until, with her mouth full, the once-little girl finally said, "No more. " There were inflated bellies hanging over men's swim trunks, and women ranging from overweight young mothers to way-large matriarchs, invariably wearing floral swimsuits.
NEWS
July 3, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON - Tatyanna Ditzenberger had never felt the sand between her toes, the sea breeze gently caress her face, or heard the waves crash against the beach. That was until last week, when the blind 14-year-old was able to spend a week at the Shore with 14 other visually impaired children, a gift afforded them by the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for the Blind. The three-story house sits two blocks off the beach and allows visually impaired children ages 7 through 15 to spend a week going to the beach, trekking the Ocean City boardwalk, and swimming in Lake Nummy within Belleplain State Forest.
NEWS
August 10, 2011 | Associated Press
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The weather put a damper on Gov. Christie's plans for a day at the beach on Tuesday. Christie postponed a beach and boardwalk visit to Ocean City as rain swept across the state in the afternoon. He had planned to tout his administration's commitment to protecting the state's beaches and waterways. Last week, Christie approved $650 million in no- and low-cost loans for water quality and protection projects. About $450 million is for projects that clean water used for fishing and swimming.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
WILMINGTON - Delaware's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the person whose skull was found on the beach at Pea Patch Island last month. Officials said Thursday the skull was that of Timothy Finamore, 53, of Newark, Del. He was last seen alive Oct. 15, 2010. The cause of death was not reported. A Salem County man found the skull June 24 in the water about four feet from the shore of the island. - AP
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | By Michael Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
Two beaches that city officials expected to reopen yesterday remained closed after tests revealed that unsafe bacteria levels persisted after Saturday's raw sewage spill. At one beach, the level of dangerous bacteria rose significantly, Cape May County health coordinator Louis Lamanna said. Two jetties limit wave action, Lamanna said, and so "we are not getting enough flushing action" to eliminate the bacteria. New Jersey beaches are closed when tests show more than 200 colonies of E. coli bacteria in one-tenth liter of water.
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - "Who would leave that on the beach?" Hector Guerrero was disgusted by what he saw, the 11-year-old evidently recognizing the object. His mother, wearing gloves, picked it up and threw it in a trash bag. It was a condom. Aura Alejeria, 36, of Somers Point, wasn't surprised: "Condom" was listed on a sheet on which she catalogued all the trash she had found. She and Hector were searching for debris on a mile stretch of beach Saturday along with about 100 other volunteers.
NEWS
January 2, 2000 | By Linda K. Harris, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spain, el sol, la playa (the sun, the beach) probably make you think of Costa del Sol - Torremolinos, maybe Malaga. Or the playgrounds of the stars, Mallorca and Ibiza. You'll find plenty of fellow Americans hurrying about in these places, blurting out gracias as if it were a three-word sentence, decked out in wildly colored Bermuda shorts and baseball caps and reading the International Herald-Tribune. Truth is, you're likely to run across the random American tourist almost anywhere in Spain; as the country consistently ranks among the top destinations for vacationing state-siders.
NEWS
August 3, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even the Grammy-nominated country superstar Blake Shelton was impressed by the turnout for Thursday's free beach concert in Atlantic City. "That's got to be some kind of fire hazard," he said, looking out at the ocean of people. The show - a huge success for the beleaguered resort - had some crowd-control challenges given the massive turnout, which officials said they aim to fix for Sunday's second free show, featuring Lady Antebellum. Police reported no arrests and only minor incidents like dehydration.
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FOOD
July 17, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Don't let the take-out window and shack-like appearance of Ocean City's Sandwich Bar fool you. This isn't an ordinary fast-food beachside grill. Everything is made to order, from the excellent hand-cut fries and lobster rolls, to the crisp chicken cutlets and slow-cooked Italian roast pork sandwiches from the D'Alesandro family that once operated Via Giulia in Haddonfield. If that means a considerable wait, well, their slogan after all is a "long hot summer. " That refers to the kitchen's fondness for long hot chilies, of course, and those peppers are at their spicy best on the surprising "Uncle Charlie," a hot vegetarian hoagie that may well be the best thing on the menu.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY - They are the boys - and girls - of summer. Bronzed by the sun and buff from the constant workout of swimming and rowing, lifeguards at beach patrols along the New Jersey coastline are ever ready to spring into action to save a desperate swimmer or locate a lost child. Their service is one steeped in tradition - and perhaps a bit of mystique. The concept of formally patrolling the beach to save lives may have, in fact, been spawned in America in New Jersey, with the founding in 1891 of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - For a place whose operations desk is accessed at the rear of a diner through a door marked "Restrooms," there's a definite air of smugness around the Ocean City Municipal Airport. "Flying in here, looking at all those red brake lights on the Atlantic City Expressway, it's just such a joy," says Jeffrey Carpenter, chief of surgery at Cooper University Hospital, minutes after landing his Beechcraft Bonanza, model G36, at the little airport at 26th and Bay Avenue last Saturday.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a space that looks like a warehouse in the back of a Hatboro candy shop, Sean Shanahan ignites the flame beneath a 40-year-old copper vat. Holding a long wooden paddle, Shanahan, 30, an apprentice at the family-owned Stutz Candy Co., adds a few more ingredients to his cauldron. Butter. A bit more sugar. And even more heavy cream. Then, he stirs. This is the beginning of fudge, 64 pounds of glop, churned until it bubbles. It has been the same inelegant start for that classic summer indulgence since the Stutz family started making its version in 1938.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
With a deep breath of ocean air for optimism and some midday waves to stoke an appetite, I've enjoyed largely charmed experiences each year in Jersey Shore restaurants. But each summer, there are inevitable exceptions. Seasonally staffed kitchens, hastily prepped spaces, and a sudden crush of customers can be a recipe for unpredictable dining. And my first few beach meals this summer, focused initially from Northfield north to Long Beach Island, brought unusually choppy seas. There were three meals I wish I could have back: Marty Grims' revamp of Tucker's Tavern in Beach Haven (an overpriced rush job that packed a bland multicourse meal into 45 unsatisfying minutes)
TRAVEL
June 22, 2015 | By Si Liberman, For The Inquirer
MIAMI BEACH - The Orthodox Jewish grandmother who founded and operated the World Erotic Art Museum here may be gone, but her shrine to the sensual, the steamy, the spicy, the salacious is still one of South Beach's cheekiest attractions. Its days (and nights), however, could be numbered. Naomi Wilzig, the feisty 80-year-old widow of a New Jersey bank president and oil tycoon, created the museum in 2005 to exhibit her collection of more than 4,000 works of erotica - said to be the largest private trove in the United States - and each year, an average of 30,000 visitors came to look.
NEWS
June 7, 2015
The Royal We By Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Grand Central. 464 pp. $26 Reviewed by Jen A. Miller Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Happy ending, right? Especially when boy happens to be the Prince of England? Not quite, at least not in The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, which uses the real-life relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a springboard. The initial courtship and declaration of love come early.
NEWS
May 27, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. - Steve Webb and his family didn't arrive on Long Beach Island until Sunday night, having attended their son's graduation at Elon University, in North Carolina, over the weekend. Webb, of Moorestown, has been going to LBI his whole life, and he was on the sand first thing Monday morning with his fishing rods to make the most of his time. And if he was worn out from all the driving, he wasn't complaining. "I saw dolphins out there earlier," said Webb, 53, gesturing out to where the sun sparkled off the ocean.
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some free advice from rapping, rhyming Skatewoman: Hold the magic table to keep you stable, bend your knees to absorb the G's. You get the drift. So push off and go. Scores of people will do just that starting at 11 a.m. Friday, during the Memorial Day-weekend opening of the new outdoor roller-skating rink on the Delaware River. The beach-themed rink looks to be a party on wheels, drawing the novice and expert to its smooth, confetti-patterned floor. Keep an eye out for Skatewoman - a skating-teaching star who in real life is Jen Goldstein, a forty-something financial officer who has rounded a thousand rinks in a thousand places.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
While thoughts of summer dining begin to warm our imaginations, the sound of bandsaws and hammers resonates from the Jersey Shore to the Delaware beaches as restaurateurs hustle to complete new projects in time for the Memorial Day crowds. "Just turned on the gas last week and got hot water yesterday," said Trevor Lord, a former Quahog's waiter who spent a year on the surfboard-inspired woodwork and renovations for the Watering Hull (261 96th St.) in Stone Harbor, a breezy Caribbean seafood restaurant-bar in a second-floor space with roll-up garage door walls atop Harbor Square.
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