August 23, 2015 |
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Luke Feltmann, 7, was having a good week. There the Bergen County boy was, staying at a rental house in Avalon with his extended family, playing with his cousins, splashing in the pool and surf. On top of all that, he cashed in big time with the Tooth Fairy - seven bucks. But then he fell into the dreaded Owie Zone: He awoke in the middle of the night with an earache, a long way from his home doctor. What to do? His mother, Laurie, got on Google. The next morning, Luke and his parents were at Cape Regional Urgent Care in Cape May Court House, being seen by a friendly doctor even though Luke still looked miserable.
August 22, 2015 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With straw-hatted scouts clustered like ants in JetBlue Park's shade, hundreds of sweating, sunbaked high school baseball players gathered in June for the Perfect Game National Showcase, and overexerted themselves on nearly every throw and swing. Then, like a welcome breeze amid all the sweat and struggle, Jason Groome coolly took his turn on the mound. If, in their zeal to impress, his pitching peers' efforts seemed grossly exaggerated, the New Jersey native's were as smooth and sweet as the nectarines in an adjacent orchard.
August 21, 2015 |
THERE'S NO NEED for mufflers in the blue skies above the surf, in the flying mules that strafe the Jersey Shore with half-price drink ads and marriage proposals all summer. The 150-horsepower, straight-pipe sound is unmistakable to all who have ever planted their butts in the sand on a sunny weekend from Cape May to Sandy Hook. Banner planes have flown above the breakers like sea gulls until sunset for as long as you can remember. At first, it's like a neighbor's lawnmower a few houses down, growing to a wood chipper, until finally it sounds like a World War I dogfight over your beach blanket.
August 9, 2015 |
You've arrived. You've gone to the beach. You've pondered the majesty of the ocean. And now, you just want to get out there. But you don't have a boat. How can you find yourself upon the high seas or the back bays? Where can you go to embark on a relaxing evening cruise or a big day of fishing? Or just have a little paddle around to look at the flora and fauna of the Jersey Shore? Surprisingly, there are a lot of options up and down the coast that don't require a huge investment in time or money.
August 9, 2015 |
The best attraction at the Jersey Shore is at the southern tip of the Wildwoods. According to TripAdvisor, at least. Search the Web for the best attractions at the Jersey Shore and you're likely to come across two lists at that user-generated travel advice site: top New Jersey boat tours and top Jersey Shore tours and activities. The Thunder Cat Dolphin Watch leads both. Of nearly 250 reviews for the dolphin watch, only one was below average (and that was due to a cancellation). Why is this tour so universally beloved?
August 1, 2015 |
Everybody appreciates a few days at the Jersey Shore. Especially the Clown Princes of Basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters finish up their annual four-day visit to Wildwood, N.J., this weekend, and star Big Easy Lofton says it's a treat for the team. "Wildwood has become a must-play tradition for us every summer," he says. "From riding the tram car when we arrive to tossing out Frisbees on the beach, our annual trip to Wildwood is much more than four games. " The Trotters, also featuring dribbling wizard Handles Franklin and former Temple standout TNT Maddox, even brought along their perennial foes, the Washington Generals.
July 31, 2015 |
Some of the best food in Ocean City is far from the tourist boardwalk - and considerably spicier, too. Cinco de Mayo, despite its humble setting on a quiet stretch of West Avenue, is one of our favorite go-to restaurants on the island. The colorfully muraled dining room (just down the street from hoagie standby Voltaco's) is a great example of the authentic Mexican flavors that have been flourishing up and down the Jersey Shore in recent years. Owner-chef Roberto Marroquin, who got his start at Cousin's Italian restaurant a quarter-century ago (and then went on to own a pizza shop in Galloway)
July 26, 2015 |
A manatee may soon join a bevy of sea creatures - sharks, Portuguese men-of-war, whales - that have visited the waters off New Jersey this summer. But beachgoers should not fear the ocean; the water is fine, the shark population is the same as in years past, and the Portuguese men-of-war are dwindling. Several manatees were believed to be between Maryland and Delaware on Friday, and one appeared to be heading north, said Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.
July 19, 2015 |
People here seem to love the Shore. But for a relative newcomer to Philadelphia, the words Jersey Shore evoke specific images: Hurricane Sandy-battered towns, absurd MTV characters, miles of standstill traffic, a failing casino town. So why do friends and colleagues continuously go down the Shore, to family summer homes, hotels, rented beach houses? What incredible activities do they find there? What is it they're seeking? It couldn't be just sand and surf, right? Jersey's beaches are probably like any other: sand getting everywhere, sun beating down, waves crashing around, and that universal smell.
July 19, 2015 |
W hat it is: Admittedly, one might not equate mozzarella cheese directly with the concept of a Jersey Shore food. But mozzarella - a white, semisoft high-water-content cheese - certainly has its place in various menu items often sought by those roaming the shoreline looking for a bite to eat. Upon pizzas, in pasta dishes, or with the heaven-on-a-plate simplicity of sliced Jersey tomatoes tossed with bit of basil and drizzled with a touch of balsamic...