August 29, 2016 |
AVALON, N.J. - Joel Embiid gave a good prognosis on his health but said the 76ers will likely be cautious upon his return. Embiid, the No. 3 overall choice in the 2014 NBA draft who hasn't played his first two seasons because of two foot surgeries, and rookie Ben Simmons drew a huge crowd at the Sixers' annual Beach Bash on Saturday afternoon at Jack's Place. Also in attendance was the Sixers' second first-round pick, Timothe Lewawu-Cabarrot. In June 2014, the 7-foot-2 Embiid underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his right foot.
August 23, 2016 |
In 2009, Emily O'Donnell made a bold prediction when her parents dropped her off at the Jersey Shore for a counseling job at a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children. "Some day, I'm going to run this place," O'Donnell, then 19 and a bright-eyed Kutztown University sophomore elementary education major, told her mother. O'Donnell not only fell in love with the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for the Blind, she worked her way up at the camp in Avalon, which provides free summer vacations for blind and visually impaired children from across the region.
August 8, 2016 |
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.
August 7, 2016 |
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.
August 3, 2016 |
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.
July 9, 2016 |
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.
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)
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.
June 26, 2016 |
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.
June 11, 2016 |
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.