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June 10, 2013 | By Philippa J. Chaplin, Inquirer Travel Editor
As I've grown up, my vacations have changed. As a child, my brother and I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) play. As a young adult, I wanted to (1) go to the beach or pool, and (2) go to the boardwalk to play. In my 20s and 30s, I added (3) go to the hottest restaurant, and (4) go to the most happening club. Now a parent, I still look forward to my beach and pool time and finding good restaurants on vacation. But instead of nightclubs, I seek out other attractions. On a recent visit with my family to Virginia Beach, Va., I found plenty of diversions.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Many young people today follow a dress code that requires their pants to bare more than their elders can bear. Towns and schools around the country have adopted laws and policies attempting to force young men and women to pull up their sagging pants. A Brooklyn legislator even launched a "Stop the Sag" billboard campaign. Wildwood is the latest municipality to enter the fray in a misguided effort to tone down its image as a boozy party spot. Its proposed trouser threshold would be one of several regulations governing attire on the Shore town's boardwalk.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Is there a more appropriately named summer resort than Wildwood? Few beachcombers visit this Cape May County boardwalk haven, which last summer celebrated its centennial, for the peace and quiet. But enough is enough. Now, Mayor Ernie Troiano wants to make Wildwood a little less wild. In two weeks, he is confident that he and his two fellow commissioners will pass a boardwalk ordinance banning sagging pants and going shirtless after sunset, or shoeless anytime. Violators could pay $25; repeat offenders, possibly more.
NEWS
June 2, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
If butt cracks could fly, the Wildwood boardwalk could be an airport, Mayor Ernie Troiano says. And Wildwood is not in the aviation industry. That's why the outspoken leader of the Jersey Shore's most raucous resort is throwing another headline-grabber out there, an ordinance that would deter exposed derrieres and underwear on the boardwalk by banning sagging baggy pants and shorts. "We're not trying to bring back the Victorian era," Troiano said recently, "but I don't want to see your ass hanging out. " Back when the globe was apparently much cooler and society less sinful, the boardwalk was like going to church with seagulls.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - At Beachwear Fashions, a boardwalk shop in this honky-tonk by the sea, even the mannequins can't keep their pants on straight. Tiny short-shorts for girls and baggy sweats for guys are displayed pulled halfway down plastic derrieres. The fashions are decorated on the rear with pithy phrases like YOLO (you only live once) and Beach Barbie. You can think of it as art imitating life. But next month, this Jersey Shore town that has been trying for decades to combat its boozy, free-for-all image is likely to impose a boardwalk dress code that will turn into law the silent wish of many that other people hike up their pants.
NEWS
May 27, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD, N.J. - Seven months ago, Gov. Christie, clad in the navy blue fleece that would soon become a wardrobe staple, told a group of residents at a firehouse in North Wildwood to get out of town - fast. Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the Jersey Shore, and, in typical blunt fashion, Christie told the small crowd gathered at the firehouse to, essentially, prepare for the worst. Two days later, Sandy slammed into the coast, making landfall near Brigantine and leaving destruction up and down the barrier islands.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
FOR A TOWN whose economy is built on luck, Atlantic City has seen plenty of the bad sort the past half-decade or so. First came casinos in eastern Pennsylvania, which brought full-scale gambling to millions who previously had to go to AyCee for their wagering action. Then the economy went south, wiping out discretionary income and capital to invest in new casino-hotels. Last fall, national news media erroneously spread the word that Superstorm Sandy had destroyed the world-famous boardwalk when, in fact, only a part of the Great Wooden Way - in the Inlet area away from the casino strip - was obliterated.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Maybe you've noticed the new lighting on the Boardwalk. Or the dozens of "ambassadors" along it eager to answer questions about where to dine, shop, or just have fun. Most likely, you've seen the splashy "DO AC" ads on TV and billboards, or heard them on the radio. All are part of a bigger effort, along with the Atlantic City Tourism District that was created last year by Gov. Christie and the Legislature, to boost tourism and give the Queen of Resorts a makeover.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Not every day at the Jersey Shore can be 80 and sunny. That's when it's time to explore the alternate universe: shopping. You could head for the Atlantic City outlets, but you'd be missing out on the novel spots that dot the coast. Here are my favorites, in a handful of Shore towns: Ocean City has two main shopping hubs. The first, obviously, is the boardwalk, lined with T-shirt stores, eateries, rides, and mini-golf courses. Three stores to hit: The Islander , which sells quality women's fashions geared to 20- to 30-year-olds, plus some men's items and home accents; Air Circus , with every kind of kite imaginable (easy to spot from anywhere on the boardwalk since kites usually are flying on the beach in front of the store)
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