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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
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
After an intense day frolicking in the waves and sunning on the sands, it can be hard to make the transition from boardwalk-appropriate to bistro-chic. Unless, of course, you have the right cover-up. We aren't talking about that wrinkled sarong or tired T you've been using for way too long to hide your beach bod. Those ratty days are over. Look this summer for the fashion conscious to conceal love handles and camouflage bottoms in fit-for-a-dress silhouettes, ranging from embroidered maxis to color-blocked shifts.
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August 8, 2016 | Christine Dell'Amore, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
CRISFIELD, Md. - It was no beach day, but we were determined to make it one. Rain misted down, and clouds hung heavily above us as my husband and I plopped into our orange kayaks, the only bright colors in a landscape of muted grays and greens. When we cruised into the marsh, we startled a great blue heron, which flapped away in a whoosh of slate-blue wings. Our paddles sliced rhythmically through the water, past meadows of tawny grass and thick stands of loblolly pines. An hour or so later, a sliver of sand materialized from the fog. We'd made it. Each summer at Ocean City, Md., our family vacation began with staking out a square of sand amid a sea of umbrellas and glistening bodies.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
On an Atlantic City beach, a group of five adults recently sat a few feet from the ocean, some with lit cigars in hand. They placed makeshift ashtrays, really just upside-down seashells, next to their beach chairs, storing discarded cigars there. Two from the group - Monica Plumley, 48, of Glassboro, and Shelley Gatanis, 50, of Woodstown - had just met each other that day, and bonded over cigars. "I want to be able to do anything that's appropriate freely," Plumley said of their right to smoke on the sand.
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A 5-year-old Delaware County boy died Sunday after he was struck by lightning at an Outer Banks beach in North Carolina, a fire official said. Stephen Little, of Lansdowne, was with his family at a four-wheel-drive area on the beach in Carova, N.C., near the Virginia border, when a thunderstorm approached, said Chief Ralph Melton of the Currituck County Fire EMS. "It came up pretty quick," Melton said. The family was trying to seek shelter in their SUV when the boy was struck, Melton said.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Underage drinking, rowdy teens, and violations of bicycle and skateboard curfews - all taking place on Sea Isle City's beach and promenade this summer - have prompted police to increase patrols. Over the July Fourth weekend, the department began targeting enforcement against these and other quality-of-life issues with a zero-tolerance policy. Sea Isle City Police Capt. Thomas McQuillen said the department has received complaints from residents and tourists since the beginning of summer.
NEWS
July 5, 2016
Across wide swaths of the Shore, vacationers who are the lifeblood of New Jersey's multibillion-dollar tourism industry are spared from secondhand smoke wafting over from the next blanket. Why not every beach? That's the question Trenton lawmakers have asked - and answered with conviction - during two successive sessions, passing statewide bans on smoking on all beaches and in public parks. The most recent move came just weeks ago with a measure championed by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
NEWS
June 29, 2016
New Jersey's leaders have been sticking their heads in the sand for decades to avoid dealing with competing waterfront uses. That has created disorder along the shores of rivers, lakes, bays, and the ocean, where dumps, refineries, and fuel storage compete with sensitive ecosystems, anglers, and people just trying to grasp a moment of peace. Fortunately, skittish politicians have to follow a recent appeals court ruling and subsequent legislation requiring the state to set standards for beach access.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITER
CAPE MAY - The hundreds of bright marine-blue "beach boxes" and the dozens of matching pup-tent-like cabanas of Steger Beach Services that line the waterfront of this southernmost New Jersey Shore town are almost as ubiquitous as the ornate Victorian structures along its streets. So beloved is that color, to year-round residents and summer visitors alike, that the local hardware store offers a paint shade called Steger Blue. The service has its own one-block beach, between Jackson and Perry Streets, called Steger's Beach.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
What they are:  Imagine the creamiest, most delicious gelato that's ever graced your lips and tongue. Then picture it on a stick . . . you know, like a Popsicle. But a more grown-up version of a Popsicle - on one of those fat little Popsicle sticks. The treat is a visually appealing hue, and the concoction itself is a trendy flavor like maple bacon or Nutella. That's what Tracy Donovan and her family imagined when they came up with the idea for their summertime business called POPularity Pops, which is beginning its third season in a little storefront on Bay Avenue in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, For The Inquirer
Head to Long Beach Island today, and you'll encounter the sizzling fun of the Hop Sauce Festival. As its name suggests, the fest fuses craft brews and spicy condiments. Toss in some local eats, live music, and a craft market for extra zest, and you have a recipe for a Shore day well spent. Now in its third year, Hop Sauce's organizers anticipate a crowd of about 7,000 people - double the size of the first festival. A collaboration between the Beach Haven specialty shop Spice It Up and the Jersey-born surf lifestyle brand Jetty (the flagship store is in Manahawkin)
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...
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