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.
August 7, 2016
Answer: The Pacific. At about 60 million square miles, it's roughly double the 29.6 million square miles of the Atlantic, which is No. 2.
August 7, 2016 |
On Thursday, hundreds of tots (and other youngsters up to age 10) will promenade down the Ocean City Boardwalk in the family resort's 107th annual baby parade. Some will walk. Others will ride in style in fanciful strollers, go-carts, and wagons. All will delight onlookers. The tradition dates back to 1909, when photoengraver Leo Bamberger - who helped organize Labor Day - founded the event. According to Michael J. Hartman, Ocean City's special events coordinator and artistic director of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, in the golden age of the parade, attendees treated the festivities like a night on the town, dressing up in glamorous attire.
August 6, 2016 |
The city health department during the last week grounded several "frequent fliers," its term for eateries with a history of failing numerous health inspections. Vermin -- rodents and roaches -- proved the undoing of many of the restaurants and grocery stores ordered by the city to close down for at least 48 hours. An infestation of rodents temporarily closed a Primo Hoagies franchise in Port Richmond. Roach invasions shut down Bella T's Pizza in Mayfair, the Santana Deli in Feltonville, El Coqui bodega in Fairhill and Jin Hous e in West Philadelphia.
August 4, 2016 |
While Edward Briese and his uncle were clamming in Reed's Bay in Atlantic County on Saturday, they came across something else - a giant, odd-looking fish floating dead in the water. According to the Atlantic City Press, what the family spotted was a mola mola, or ocean sunfish. It was a little less than six feet long and missing some fins. The fish is commonly found in tropical and temperate waters. It can grow to be 14 feet wide and 10 feet long, and weigh 5,000 pounds, according to National Geographic.
July 31, 2016
Curtis encores. The main classical season may be over, but you can revisit some high points from recent performances at the Curtis Institute of Music via videos on the school's website. Captured is a nicely developing interpretation by Bolai Cao of the Brahms Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major , a Mahler Symphony No. 5 conducted by Jahja Ling, a Mendelssohn quartet, Gershwin and Strauss vocal works, as well as new music. When you've had enough of organized sound, click on a performance by a cellist and pianist of Cage's 4'33 . " Strangely, the performance lasts a bit more than five minutes.
July 25, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - On a hot beach day, Barbara Malik, 36, took a break with her three sons along the boardwalk for a late-afternoon snack. A few bites into their soft pretzels and fries, six seagulls swarmed in from the beach. The birds paused just inches above their heads. They squawked, and they tried - unsuccessfully - to snag a meal. "We're not even feeding them," said Malik, of Williamstown. "If you try to feed them, they probably hover over more - but they're still hovering over us even now. " It's a common scene up and down the Jersey Shore.
July 21, 2016 |
An FBI underwater search team went to work Tuesday in the bay off Ocean City, N.J., as part of an "ongoing investigation," a spokesman for the agency said. Michael Whitaker said in the afternoon that he could not discuss what, if anything, the dive team had found. He said the underwater search and evidence response team from the FBI's New York division was assisting in the investigation. He said he could not elaborate. Ocean City officials described the operation as an "evidence recovery mission" and said the search was not related to an active incident.
July 18, 2016 |
Two people were struck by lightning in Ocean County as storms moved through Saturday afternoon. A 63-year-old woman was struck by lightning shortly before 3 p.m. while on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach, near the end of New Jersey Avenue, borough police ssaid. The second strike occurred just a few minutes later, on Ocean Avenue, when a 54-year-old woman in her car was hit. Both victims were conscious when taken to the hospital, police said.
July 17, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - There have been years when just hours after they steered their wooden motorboat across the Great Egg Harbor Bay from their dock in Somers Point to revel in Ocean City's Night in Venice proceedings - and perhaps even win a trophy for their decorating prowess in the annual boat parade - members of the Caserta family come up with the idea for next year's festivities. "It'll be the next day after Night in Venice and I'll hear a song on the radio and think, 'Yeah, that's a good song.