August 14, 2008 |
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.
May 16, 2003 |
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!
August 16, 2005 |
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.
July 3, 2013 |
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.
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
August 10, 2011 |
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.
July 13, 1988 |
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.
April 29, 2013 |
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.
January 2, 2000 |
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.
August 3, 2014 |
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.