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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.
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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.
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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
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
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, 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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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.
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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.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life's a beach sometimes. But with some of the cool - and cooling - specialty gadgets we've dug out of the sand, you'll never want to run for cover, even on a blazing hot day.   Chill Out!   There's so much more to a portable cooler today than just keeping food and beverages at agreeable temperatures. IcyBreeze is a 38-quart cooler that doubles as a portable air conditioner. It uses on-board water and ice as the cooling agents, works up a mighty wind with a fan powered for up to six hours by an internal rechargeable battery pack (or AC or DC.)
NEWS
May 12, 2015
A story Sunday on Gov. Christie campaigning in New Hampshire wrongly reported the timing of his "Get the hell off the beach" comment. It preceded Hurricane Irene in 2011.
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
April 11, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Get ready to roll: The city will kick off summer by opening a beach-themed, outdoor roller-skating rink on the Delaware River. The first day will be May 22, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and the day the pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for a second season of urban boardwalk fun. Both will be open every day through the end of September. "The summer of 2015 is really going to be cool," said Mayor Nutter, who helped announce details of the plans at City Hall on Thursday.
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