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April 11, 1986 | Special to the Daily News
For most families, a visit to Ocean City, Md., traditionally has included a stroll along the town's 2 1/2-mile-long wooden boardwalk. In the summer of 1986, the scenario will be much the same. It's the boardwalk that will have changed. It will sport a new, sturdier herringbone design from 5th Street to 27th Street. Ever since Hurricane Gloria destroyed more than half of the resort's boardwalk in late September 1985, Mayor Roland Powell and the City Council have been overseeing a $2-million reconstruction project slated for completion May 1. Even so, the boardwalk has been far from out of commission all winter long.
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March 19, 1986 | By Fen Montaigne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months after Hurricane Gloria badly damaged a large section of the Boardwalk, the city government still has not repaired the world-famous walkway, and some casinos and merchants are complaining that their business is suffering. Hurricane Gloria, which struck on Sept. 27, tore up and buckled several parts of the Boardwalk, including a five-block section in the heart of town near Convention Hall. That stretch of the walkway, which undulates badly and is partially closed, has blocked the passage of Boardwalk trams that normally carry passengers to two casino-hotels and some Boardwalk shops.
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August 23, 1987 | By Doreen Carvajal, Inquirer Staff Writer
With every wheeze and creak of Southern yellow pine nailed flat along this resort's fabled herringbone Boardwalk, there is a tale of the city and a tale of woe. Here in the sea wind, fighter Jack Dempsey thudded along the sun-bleached boards in training for a boxing match, automobile magnate Henry Ford rumbled by in a wicker rolling chair, and baseball great Joe DiMaggio strolled toward the lacy whitecaps of the Atlantic. The splintering planks creak with history, but they also groan with financial difficulties for Atlantic City, which is now mulling the once unthinkable for its wide, four-mile wooden walk.
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January 18, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - First, the good news for this resort: Fewer people now erroneously believe the Boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The bad news? Twenty-five percent of respondents to an online survey still think it was. Tourism officials fear the misconception is discouraging some visitors. The Atlantic City Alliance, the new marketing arm of the casino resort, said the survey represents an improvement from a similar poll in November, in which 41 percent of respondents believed the entire Boardwalk was gone.
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February 22, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
AVON, N.J. - Many Jersey Shore towns pummeled by Hurricane Sandy have been racing to rebuild their beachfronts and boardwalks for the summer season. But things have not gone so smoothly in this Monmouth County town. Unlike its next-door neighbor, Belmar, which already has rebuilt nearly half its boardwalk, Avon is lagging, dogged by its on-again, off-again handling of a deal to rebuild a boardwalk restaurant, a court injunction over an eighth-of-an-inch difference in the size of boards between one company's bid and another's, and a protest by environmentalists over the town's plan to use rain-forest wood to rebuild the walkway.
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December 12, 1987 | By Michael B. Coakley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fire that raged out of control for more than two hours last night destroyed a block of shops and eateries on Wildwood's boardwalk, fire officials said. At least 400 firefighters from nine volunteer fire companies battled the blaze, which broke out at 7:54 p.m. in the row of one-story wooden buildings lining the boardwalk between Spencer and Young Avenues, fire officials said. The fire was declared under control shortly after 10 p.m., but officials said firefighters would remain on the scene through the night.
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August 12, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / REBECCA BARGER
It's only the best for baby when Ocean City has its annual tiny tots parade on the boardwalk. There are marching bands and string bands and prizes for the cutest girls and boys. This year, there were little ones in antique prams and all sorts of creative get-ups, some helped along by their parents. Even some commercial floats joined in. About 266 children, all younger than 10, took part when the 81st annual show began at Sixth Street on Thursday. Almost two hours later, when the 38 judges - all female - had completed their task, they had more than 30 awards to give in different categories.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1995 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Atlantic City may never reestablish itself as "America's Favorite Playground," even though we still hear the slogan in certain optimistic, gung-ho circles at the Shore. But don't tell that to the folks sponsoring Beach Fest '95 this weekend. Billed as one of the largest free family festivals on the Eastern Seaboard, the three-day event is being sponsored by the Atlantic City Offshore Racing Association (ACORA), which has dedicated itself to promoting the city. Although most of the entertainment these days is in the casino-hotel showrooms, the showroom in this case will be the Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk, from one end to the other.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1986 | By BILL KENT, Special to the Daily News
What's in the mysterious crate on the Port Charles waterfront, marked "Atlantic City Tumble Dry"? And what will happen to renegade rookie policeman Frisco Jones and his new wife, Felicia, unjustly accused of filching $45,000 and a fur coat? Will they be done in by the sinister septuagenarian hit woman, Edna Hit? "As we say on the show, tune in next time," said Jerry Balme, coordinating producer of "General Hospital" (weekdays at 3 p.m. on Channel 6), the outrageous Los Angeles-based television soap opera, which taped a series of scenes on the Boardwalk here yesterday.
NEWS
August 6, 2004
As an adult, I find the expression trite now. But as a child, I thought it a truly magical destination. It was the boardwalk in Wildwood - the only place I ever wanted to be. Its path was infinite, impossible to conquer in a single night from Sportland to Fun Pier. To this day, I can still smell the creosote that permeated the air on a humid August night. I can recall walking with my parents, wondering where all those rides, lights and arcades had come from. Who put them there, and why?
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July 26, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday Sea Isle City At 8 p.m. at Excursion Park (JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue), get ready to rock with Rolling Stones tribute band the Glimmer Twins, a high-octane group that re-creates the look and sound of the classic band. Free. See visitsicnj.com or call 609-263-8687. Sunday Atlantic City In the Nerds, not your typical cover band, members don geeky glasses and infuse their performances with patter and panache à la Monty Python. They've appeared everywhere from Carnegie Hall to MTV, and at 6 p.m., they bring their eclectic repertoire (R&B, punk, pop)
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July 25, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - Up on the boardwalk, the lunchtime beach crowd was teeming past shops offering body piercings, tattoos, and ice cream cones, and the warm air, redolent of sausage and fried onions, was filled with happy screams from the carnival rides. But 30 feet away, on Ocean Terrace, Doug Maday was frowning at a parking kiosk that read, "No Wet Bills. " "How does this thing work?" he muttered one day this week, jabbing at its buttons. All he wanted was 10 minutes on the beach.
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July 6, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The perennial question here for this Fourth of July weekend was whether there were enough nongaming attractions to entertain visitors after the closure of four Boardwalk casinos last year rocked this resort. The answer Saturday seemed to be a resounding "yes" among those who strolled the Boardwalk, entered the new Playground shopping/entertainment complex owned by Bart Blatstein, filled most restaurants in town, sprawled along the beach, and shopped to their hearts' content along the nine-block outlet mall called Tanger Outlets The Walk.
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July 5, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What it is: There is just something about eating pizza on the boardwalk that might be as quintessentially summer as hot dogs and hamburgers in the backyard. Maybe it's because after you've indulged in the caramel corn and the frozen custard, it's the one offering that kind-of-sort-of seems like a meal - at least by boardwalk food standards. Or that when the ooey-gooey cheese snaps back in your face or the sauce oozes down your arm after that first bite . . . it doesn't matter because you are on the boardwalk and who cares where stuff drips?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2015 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
You're at the Shore and there is some rain. You could be back in the city sweating it out, so we only feel for you so much. Still, we're always here to help you dash through the drops and on to something Shore-wonderful. It may not be raining this weekend but it's always good to have some ideas in your back pocket. There she is No Kardashian she, but a big butt nonetheless: That's Lucy the Elephant (9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate, N.J., 609-823-6473, www.lucytheelephant.org )
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What is it?: If you happen to be a particularly indecisive person - and even have trouble choosing between simple concepts like chocolate and vanilla or, say, strawberry and banana - Kohr Bros. Original Frozen Custard may be just the treat for you. Sure, your tongue is welcome to bask in the cool creaminess of just one flavor at a time at this longtime seashore staple. But Kohr Bros.' calling card just may be its nimbleness at twisting together its fluffy, frozen custard flavors in almost infinite combinations at the whim of whoever is on duty in a particular location the day you are there.
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June 7, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What is it?: A stroll down a Jersey Shore boardwalk just doesn't seem complete without a taste of this deliciously sweet, melt-on-your-tongue confection of confections that some say is the gold standard by which all other candy should be measured. Usually made on premises in most of the candy shops along the Shore, it is offered in large slabs that are hand-cut into smaller pieces and then boxed to order and sold by the pound. Fudge comes in a variety of flavors, with old standbys chocolate and vanilla the most popular, but trendier flavor profiles such as pistachio and chocolate and vanilla sea salt are gaining ground.
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June 6, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reese Palley, 93, a flamboyant entrepreneur, art impresario, adventurer, promoter of eccentric business enterprises around the globe, and public scold on matters as diverse as nuclear energy and how to revive Atlantic City, died Wednesday, June 3, at his Philadelphia home. In 1994, upon his return from a 15-year, around-the-world sailing jaunt aboard a 46-foot sloop called Unlikely, Mr. Palley observed in an Inquirer interview that "it's not that I'm so exciting . . . it's just that everybody else is so dull.
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June 5, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE MYSTERIOUS clay bust found on the Ventnor boardwalk is of a dentist from Wilmington. Though some said the 20-pound sculpture found on the boardwalk last year looked like Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne, Luca Brasi from "The Godfather" or comedian Tim Allen, Betsy Schwartz says it's her "Pop Pop," Samuel Shames. "He definitely was the patriarch of our family," Schwartz, a Wilmington native who lives in Connecticut, told the Daily News yesterday. Police in Ventnor found the sculpture on the boardwalk near Lafayette Avenue in November and assumed it had been stolen and discarded.
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