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November 25, 2012 | By Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. - If you travel to this small riverfront town with the odd name, don't expect to find TV's Snooki and The Situation or see wide sandy beaches with a boardwalk and a big blue ocean. They're in another state, 250 miles to the east. But if you want to drive along the western branch of the Susquehanna River, view the changing fall foliage in the surrounding mountains, hike or bike a 65-mile trail along scenic Pine Creek, or fish and hunt in nearby state parks and forests, then this north-central Pennsylvania town of 4,000 would be worth the four-hour drive from Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a happy, happy day for the Garden State: Jersey Shore has decided to pack up and leave. (That'd be the TV show, not the locale, though I wouldn't mind if Wildwood took a hiatus.) On Thursday, MTV said the coming sixth season of its educational reality show will be its last, "bringing the party to a close after three years, two continents and one lil' bambino     (not to mention countless punch-ups, blowouts and catchphrases). " The final season will premiere Oct. 4, but the cabler will have a full slate of programming to say goodbye to Paul "Pauly D. " DelVecchio , Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino , Jennifer "JWoww" Farley , Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi , and the rest of the cast.
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October 5, 2012 | BY YVONNE VILLARREAL, Los Angeles Times
Editor's Note: Due to a technical error, a feature story on the MTV program "Jersey Shore" that was written by Yvonne Villarreal of the Los Angeles Times appeared briefly on philly.com as a column written by Chuck Darrow of the Philadelphia Daily News. LOS ANGELES - Like a tan growing pale, "Jersey Shore" is fading into the TV sunset. Thursday marks the beginning of its sixth season - its last. It began as just another low-budget MTV reality show, with lower expectations, that would chronicle the fist-pumping antics of its ultra-bronzed, ultra-average stars cooped up in a house in Seaside Heights, N.J. But when the series aired in December 2009, it quickly and curiously morphed into a surprisingly potent pop force that made "Snooki" a household name and turned an unknown cast into late-night punch lines.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
And so the great cultural experiment draws to a close. In this week's fourth-season finale, the dim denizens of Jersey Shore ended their long exile in Florence. So what did we, the viewers, learn? (Pauly D and the gang clearly learned nothing.) For one thing, that Italy was an inspired destination. If any world leader can endorse the "gym, tan, laundry" lifestyle, it's Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Although I believe he refers to it as palestra, abbronzatura, lavanderia . I think we can also agree that classy is the same in any language.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF
Justin Bieber hurt his head during a Paris concert Thursday, even lost consciousness for a bit, but not before, trouper that he is, he wrapped up the set. J-Bieb, 18, walked into a glass wall, sustaining what docs later called a concussion. He sang the closer, then passed out backstage, says he, for 15 secs. He tweeted later that you "gotta laugh at yourself sometimes. " All this a day after girl riots in Oslo. TMZ relays unconfirmed reports of 49 young women hurt, unseriously, and 14 taken to hospitals during a free short Bieber set at the Oslo Opera House.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2010
10 tonight MTV The guidos and guidettes from this controversial reality series head way south to another shore, Miami Beach. Season two gets off to a raucous start, just as fans anticipate and demand.
SPORTS
June 19, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Chester County all-stars advanced to the semifinals of the Carpenter Cup Classic yesterday by beating the Catholic League, 10-5, at Penn's Meiklejohn Stadium. Chester County will face the Jersey Shore all-stars, who advanced by winning yesterday's second game, 6-2, against Suburban One National/Bicentennial. Chester scored five runs in the seventh inning, which was highlighted by a two-run double by Spring-Ford's Rick Gehman. Jersey Shore used sound pitching to win its game.
NEWS
May 15, 1988
Sure, the city's great when the temperature hits 80 degrees. The most eclectic vendors are out. The worst-dressed homeless are in full bloom. The river drives are greening. The fruit looks fresher in the Italian Market. Occasionally, someone will smile. But this also is the season that tempts the soul toward the cool breezes that blow in off the surf. The time to discover the seashells left from a cold winter. Imagine the promise of a Friday night at one of those deliciously decadent and financially ravenous casinos by the beach.
NEWS
September 6, 2004 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was the perfect summer, Lt. John McShane of the Ocean City Beach Patrol said, until the very end. As it pounded Florida, Hurricane Frances did not spare the Jersey Shore yesterday. Thousands trying to make a beach day of it found themselves in the middle of whipping winds, blowing sand and rough seas. But Frances was only partly responsible for the Shore's rough weather. The conditions were mostly due to a high-pressure system moving in from Canada, according to the National Weather Service.
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June 10, 2016 | By Zoe Miller, For The Inquirer
Quick, name that tune. That's the game theater patrons will be playing at Rodgers' Romance , a Broadway musical revue created and directed by Philadelphia-area native David-Michael Kenney. On Wednesday, the production will make its New Jersey premiere at Cape May's East Lynne Theater Company, following stagings at the Sellersville Theater (2004) and Ambler's Act II Playhouse (2007). Comprising 24 songs by Richard Rodgers and his collaborators Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, Kenney's revue invites audience members to guess songs - and their corresponding shows - for a chance to win a gift certificate to a Shore business.
NEWS
May 30, 2016 | By Rita Giordano and Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITERS
The summer season got off to a radiant start at the Jersey Shore on Saturday, with sunshine and gentle breezes kissing brilliant blue skies and waters. "This weather is the three months I live for," said Erika Morris, 29, of North Jersey, who was enjoying brunch outdoors at the Bagel Time Cafe in Cape May with childhood friend Nina Huczko. But, will Mother Nature cooperate for the duration of the holiday weekend? Shore businesses - pancake houses to ice cream vendors, motel operators to maître d's - hope these three days set a positive vibe for the rest of the vacation season.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WHAT IT IS? The tradition of the "Shore dinner" goes back generations. And plenty of restaurants that started that concept along the Jersey Shore have flowed and ebbed with the tides - and are long gone - like Captain Starns and Hackney's, which once graced Atlantic City's beaches, Busch's in Sea Isle City, and Zaberer's inland in Egg Harbor Township. Diners then knew there may have been no better way to really experience the shore than to taste it. And, lucky for us, there are still plenty of places these days where seafood is purveyed in hallowed halls with a kind of reverence for the basic broiled, baked, or fried dinner ritual.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITER
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — It is right there at the end of 87th Street. An old wooden clapboard building surrounded by a gravel parking lot for dry-docked boats and a crisscross of actual docks before the view out the windows gives way to a stunning sweep across the bay. Some say they can see the white-and-deep-blue clubhouse from their kitchen windows. And though it is always there — the relatively tiny complex that has made up the Townsends Inlet Yacht Club for more than 100 years — its members say they spend their winters "dreaming about and planning for" summer, when the place comes alive with boating, barbecues, and a camaraderie they say is unmatched in any other facet of their lives.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
LONGPORT, N.J. - 11:36 a.m. Outside the Church of the Redeemer. The Fiat is parked on 20th Street, near Atlantic, and Tom Subranni exits. The church itself and all of its unusual stained glass windows have been recreated and rebuilt, a nearly exact replica of the 105-year-old original that was destroyed in the fiery lightning and windstorm of June 2012 known as the derecho. Flames lapped out of the historic rose windows, a heartbreak. Firefighters salvaged the cross, bent by heat.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
Bad news for the casino business often means good news for music fans. That is, when the gambling industry is hit hard, the usual prescription for bringing bodies to town means beefing up entertainment options. This summer in Atlantic City is no different. The last two years each featured two mega-concerts on the beach, with the likes of Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. This year, there will be six, with the two announced so far keeping it country with Toby Keith (see below) and Florida Georgia Line on Sept.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Ahhh, summer at the Jersey Shore. The sun. The surf. The sandwich-snatching seagulls. So many memories for Philadelphia-area families that have roots in this sand-in-more-places-than-you- want-it tradition. For Danielle Pizza (pronounced pee-zah ), one holds particular significance. It was August 2012. Pizza, 37, and her husband, Joe, of Audubon, Montgomery County, had spent the day on the beach in Ocean City, with their two children, age 3 and 1, at the time. (They now have three.)
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - On a gray, unseasonably chilly day last week, two turtle hatchlings emerged from their winter hibernation inside a hole three inches beneath the sand at the Jersey Shore. The diamondback terrapins, a unique turtle that lives in brackish waters along the coast and Delaware Bay, would soon taste freedom for the first time. But first, a biologist with the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor would have to remove the wire cages that had been placed above their nests last fall to protect the hatchlings - each the size of a quarter - from raccoons, skunks, and other predators.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
NEWS
February 17, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
David J. Lidle, 74, of Ocean Gate, N.J., a certified public accountant with offices there, died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Community Medical Center in Toms River. Mr. Lidle ran his firm, Death & Taxes Inc., from his Ocean County town for the last 15 years, but returned during tax seasons to an office in a Philadelphia law firm to work for clients there. "He had quite a sense of humor," reflected in his firm's name, his wife, Pamela Noto, said.
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