August 13, 2016 |
Summer is coming to a close, but there's still time to squeeze in a beach weekend. Some Jersey Shore vacationers are no doubt drawn by tradition: Who doesn't know someone whose family has been going to Wildwood or Sea Isle City for generations? Others may be drawn to the South Jersey coast out of a passion for a particular locale. Or mere convenience. But if our closest oceanfront real estate has no particular claims on your heart and mind (and wallet), you might consider Ocean City, Md. The other Ocean City has a lot to offer if you're looking for something a little different.
March 14, 2016 |
"There were four Beatles the last time we did a road trip. " Pete offers this observation as we roll through the dark somewhere in Lower Delaware. He's claimed shotgun - as usual, I suddenly remember - Scott is at the wheel, and the Fab Four yeah-yeah-yeah from the speakers. I'm in the backseat, scribbling notes and asking for the heat to be turned down. Or up. Another old friend, also named Pete, is waiting for us at a getaway he has arranged on the Eastern Shore. We twist and turn through the last few miles of frigid night, and finally arrive, greeted by Pete's hearty embrace, a lively fire, and seats as cozy as home.
December 31, 2015 |
AS THEY HEAD to Richmond for Saturday's Atlantic 10 opener, this Saint Joseph's team has put itself on the periphery of postseason conversation. After a predictably sluggish effort, following a week without a game and three days without any basketball, the Hawks eventually put away game Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday night at Hagan Arena, winning, 78-68. Except for a game against Penn as part of the Big 5 Palestra doubleheader on Jan. 20, St. Joe's (10-2) is all A-10 from here to the regular-season finish line.
November 21, 2015 |
Community Energy Inc., a Radnor renewable-energy developer, has signed an agreement with Eastman Chemical Co. to develop a 5-megawatt solar-generation facility on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The specialty-chemicals company will buy power from the solar farm for 20 years. "This long-term power-purchase agreement converts the company's power consumption at its locations near the solar facility from a short-term expense to a long-term commitment that enables new, clean, renewable power," said Jay Carliss, a Community Energy vice president.
November 18, 2015 |
The Eastern High School field hockey team played with its standard mix of skill, speed and synchronicity on Monday. The Vikings rolled out a new weapon, too: indignation. "We wanted to make a statement," senior midfielder Madison Morano said after her team's imposing 12-0 victory over Shore in the Tournament of Champions play-in game at West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School. Senior Nikki Santore scored six goals and Morano collected two assists and played a superb all-around game for Eastern (25-0)
July 17, 2015 |
Think Hard-shell crabs, and you likely think of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But according to Jeanette Burns , that region of the Chesapeake Bay area has nothing on the Jersey Shore when it comes to the variety of crab also known as the blue claw. Our piece of the Atlantic Coast, she insisted, can go claw-to-claw with the Eastern Shore any day of the (crab season) week, especially in Cape May County where, she said, they are "usually abundant. People don't realize how many crabs there are in Cape May County.
March 19, 2015
ISSUE | VETERANS Early sign-up rules should go national Two years ago, then-U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) introduced a bill that should have been a no-brainer, but it died anyway. It would have given veterans the ability to register for college classes early. Veterans have limited time to complete courses, and priority registration would have given them the same privilege that athletes and some others have received for a long time. Last year, Pennsylvania joined California, Florida, Tennessee, and Wisconsin as the only states to grant veterans the right to enroll early.
November 19, 2014 |
The rules said that 12th-ranked Villanova had to play 40 minutes of basketball Monday night against Maryland-Eastern Shore, even though the Legends Classic first-round game ceased being competitive well before halftime. So Wildcats coach Jay Wright worked on different things on offense and defense and made sure he gave everyone in his regular nine-man rotation plenty of playing time. One of them was 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Kris Jenkins, who played 20 minutes and posted team highs of 15 points and four steals in the Wildcats' 81-44 victory over the Hawks at the Pavilion.
June 30, 2014 |
The decor of Melinda and Grif Bates' Blue Bell Colonial reflects the couple's traditional tastes. Then there is the art: twenty colorful, surrealist paintings prominently displayed throughout the two-story residence. Combining abstract depictions of faces, birds, animals, and geometric shapes with conventional furnishings - china cabinets, an upright piano, and upholstered chairs and couches, for example - has produced a strikingly attractive home. The art is the work of Grif's father, Grif Bates Jr., a retired physician whose "passion is now painting," says his son, Grif Bates III. Dr. Bates' work has been exhibited at shows in Maryland and Vermont.
January 18, 2014 |
David Hughes, a Doylestown landscape architect with an affinity for native flora and natural landscapes, often finds himself ripping out dead, overgrown, or otherwise undesirable plants to make way for new. But he doesn't haul that nasty Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese white mulberry, or Norway maple to the dump, curb, or chipper. Hughes is that rare soul who prizes what other designers and gardeners despise, more so if it's scarred by deer browsing, insect damage, or disease. That's because, in addition to designing ecologically responsible landscapes in the Philadelphia region, Hughes, 46, is a skilled woodworker who makes rustic furniture from garden "debris," a kind of plant-world Dumpster diver.