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August 25, 1986
I'm sorry that M.R. Montgomery (Op-ed Page, Aug. 20) doesn't appreciate the beach, more important, that wonderful body of water called The Ocean. Nothing soothes my "withered brow" more than looking out on that ocean and walking in it along the sandy oceanfront. He should try it - he may like it. Mr. Montgomery obviously enjoys the country paths - trees, plants, insects, animals and bugs. Perhaps he doesn't like that either. In any case, that's why we have chocolate and vanilla.
NEWS
June 15, 2012 | By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia has created the world's largest network of marine reserves and will restrict fishing as well as oil and gas exploration in a major step to safeguard the environment and access to food. With the expansion announced Thursday, Australia will protect 1.2 million square miles of ocean. The reserves will encompass a third of the island continent's territorial waters, which sustain more than 4,000 species of fish. Australia is surrounded by the world's third-largest ocean territory, which provides important habitat to threatened species of whales, sharks and turtles as well as spectacular corals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Connors family decided to rebuild their Shore house in Avalon, they knew the most important element of the design was already in place - just outside their window. "Our No. 1 goal was to capture the views," Terri Connors said. "We didn't want decks or awnings in the way. It was a very different concept, if you look at other houses that are on the beachfront. This is probably the only house on the island with 180-degree ocean views. You see the dolphins in the morning and the afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Among my earliest memories is this one: I'm about 3 years old on a beach facing a roaring mystery called "the ocean. " I'm terrified. It's wild and fierce - and I'm so small. But my mother is next to me, and she takes my hand in hers and tells me not to be afraid. Because she is there - because she is my constant in a chaotic world - I meet that wild thing lapping at our feet. And that day, I begin my love affair with the ocean. Ever since, it's been a torrid romance.
NEWS
April 28, 1989
Sorry, New York. Tough luck, North Jersey. Try as you might, you'll get no sympathy around here. You're being required to finally make the same hard sacrifice other communities, including Philadelphia, did long ago - to quit dumping your sewage sludge into the ocean. And the fact that you've dragged your heels and thrown your weight around in Washington for the past decade or more has only made the alternatives more complex and expensive. New York City and communities in northern New Jersey currently dump more than 28 million tons of sewage sludge into the ocean each year.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
WILDWOOD - State police say a body found off the coast has been identified as that of a decorated police officer who disappeared while boating. A passing boater found Jason Sill's body around 3 p.m. Sunday in waters off Wildwood. Sill, 39, of Cape May, who served with the Middle Township police force, was last seen Aug. 27 when he took his craft out from a marina for a planned fishing trip. - AP
NEWS
December 9, 1994 | For The Inquirer / ELLEN Di PIAZZA
Enjoying the solitude and sunshine, Andreas Pukis of Philadelphia pauses on the beach at Atlantic City. Pukis says he likes to visit Atlantic City to see the ocean.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thursday's heavy snowfall did not deter Doug Maday, the South Jersey used-car dealer who has been plunging into the ocean at Seaside Heights every day since Labor Day, 187 days ago. With the air a brisk 23 degrees, and the water a bone-chilling 32.5, Maday took the latest plunge of his yearlong quest shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. "It's usually the warmest time of the day," he said. He went in on the south side of Casino Pier, as he often does, because it provides some protection from the wind.
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July 27, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
IT'S BEEN years since Ocean City, N.J., proclaimed itself "America's Greatest Family Resort. " But it's been many more years - 136, to be precise - since four Methodist ministers set up a camp meeting beneath cedars and named streets after their denomination's prominent leaders. They called their al fresco spiritual outpost "the Tabernacle. " That tamed land still belongs to "the Tab," a nonprofit charged with upholding island tradition and drawing some of the town's 120,000 summer visitors away from the beach and into ample theater seats.
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Ocean City has something that no other place in New Jersey has. And it doesn't have anything to do with boardwalk attractions or the town's famed dry status. No, the town has something unique to the state for another reason: Ocean City has the only true street cycle track existing in New Jersey. It's only for half a block, but it exists as part of Ocean City's bike path - a path that one day is expected to allow a biker to traverse the whole island in bike lanes. "Ocean City has the most extensive bike-friendly network [of any South Jersey Shore town]
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A developer of former industrial spaces announced Tuesday that it will soon finalize a deal to purchase the closed Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown and that it already has lined up its first tenant - another beverage bottler. Modern Recycled Spaces of Hamilton, Mercer County, has reached an agreement valued "in excess of $10 million" with the Ocean Spray cooperative to buy the 480,000-square-foot plant, said Daniel Popkin, the developer. He said settlement is expected to be this month.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
The view from Beverley Gill's Island Beach Gear in Ocean City has changed over the nine years since she opened the shop. In the summer, she can still see packed cars of vacationers coming over the Route 52 bridge, from Somers Point onto Ninth Street - Ocean City's main entryway. But she also sees the remains of three former gas stations: metal bolts sticking up from concrete where gas pumps once stood, towering signs with white sheets where gas prices used to be. The scene is incongruous with the image and reputation of the family-oriented Shore resort that lures thousands each summer to its bustling boardwalk, pristine beaches, and neatly kept motels.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
There is a Wawa on the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., one of a few things visitors from our region would find familiar about this beach town roughly a 150-mile ride southeast of Philadelphia. Another is the geography of the resort, which offers a nice, reasonably nearby change of pace from the Jersey Shore. Ocean City sits on a skinny barrier island, much like Jersey spots such as Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. The other Ocean City is reached after traversing miles of flat land and crossing a bay on a causeway.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News
Antiques hunters and others who tire of baking on the beach or strolling the Ocean City (Md.) Boardwalk can head about nine miles west of town to the hamlet of Berlin, Md. This Victorian-era burg (population 4,500) has a main drag lined with redbrick buildings and bills itself as the antiques capital of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Quite a boast, considering the region's reputation in that department. But the quantity and quality of the antiques stores there certainly appear to back up that claim.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A beach-replenishment project on a 2.6-mile stretch along the south end of this popular vacation resort, originally scheduled to take all summer to complete, will likely be finished by midseason, according to officials. And the idea that the huge, noisy machines and pipes gushing sandy slurry will be gone from the shoreline by early July is making a lot of locals and visitors in this Cape May County beach town very happy. The process involves closing off the beach in two-block-long sections as the dredge and other equipment pumps the 1.6 million cubic yards of sand that will be pulled from an underwater borrow site about a mile offshore.
SPORTS
March 30, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Priya Kavuru and Lauren Kolter both scored twice as visiting Cherry Hill East erased a one-goal halftime deficit to edge Ocean City, 8-6, Saturday in a nonleague girls' lacrosse game. Lexie Sharp scored three goals for the Red Raiders. Also in nonleague play: Gab Bodine and Jess Havers led the charge for Cherokee with four goals each as the Chiefs cruised to a 20-4 win over host Egg Harbor Township. The Chiefs, who jumped out to an 11-2 halftime lead, also had hat tricks from Kelsey Adam, Savannah Singer, and Brooke Yarsinsky.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thursday's heavy snowfall did not deter Doug Maday, the South Jersey used-car dealer who has been plunging into the ocean at Seaside Heights every day since Labor Day, 187 days ago. With the air a brisk 23 degrees, and the water a bone-chilling 32.5, Maday took the latest plunge of his yearlong quest shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. "It's usually the warmest time of the day," he said. He went in on the south side of Casino Pier, as he often does, because it provides some protection from the wind.
TRAVEL
March 1, 2015 | By Si Liberman, For The Inquirer
  Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice. She sold her five bedroom Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-area home on 10 acres and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident after her husband died. Mama Lee, as she's known aboard the 11-year-old Crystal Serenity, has been living on the luxe 1,070-passenger vessel longer than most of its 655 crew members - nearly seven years. "My husband introduced me to cruising," she recalled. "Mason was a banker and real estate appraiser and taught me to love cruising.
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