June 4, 2016 |
In the top of the sixth inning, Josh Arnold ripped a three-run home run to right field, giving host Ocean City a 6-5 lead, which held up in a win over St. Augustine in the Cape-Atlantic League regular-season finale on Thursday. With the victory, the Red Raiders claimed the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference title. Nick Artymowicz, who hit a double, pitched the first five innings for Ocean City before being relieved by Colton Ulmer, who earned the win by tossing 12/3 innings with two strikeouts.
June 1, 2016 |
Rain put a damper Monday on Memorial Day celebrations, particularly for those wanting to spend time on the beach at the Shore. Some parades also were postponed or canceled while other observances were moved indoors, including Ocean City's annual service. Still, in other places, including the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia and Media, parades went ahead under granite skies. Rain held off - and there were event hints of the sun - for the remembrance services at the Korean War and Vietnam Veterans memorials in Philadelphia.
June 1, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY - Two picture perfect beach days at the New Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a rainy, foggy close to the unofficial start of the summer season on Monday, drove home the point for Anna Palmieri: For beach town businesses such as hers, which depend on the brief tourist season to be in the black for the year, it's all about the weather. Palmieri has for 22 years owned Litterers, an Ocean City boardwalk institution that's been around since 1918 selling fruit juices, salads, and pizza.
May 22, 2016 |
Margharita Amihava moved with her family from Belarus to the United States when she was 4. "My parents were looking for a better life and more opportunities," she said. Amihava, now 18 and a student at Central High School, recently realized one of her parents' dreams when she earned a scholarship to study biology and row at Drexel. Philadelphia City Rowing, established six years ago, has played a huge role in Amihava's development in the sport. It gives students from city public and charter schools that do not have rowing programs the chance to compete on the water.
May 21, 2016 |
The beach is awesome. But there are times - before bed, first thing in the morning, after a fourth day of sun - when the kids need a break from the bucket and shovel, waves, and boogie boards. Enter the Shore's reliable stable of playgrounds. Seems every island has at least one extra-cool swing set that'll keep them thrilled for an hour or a few. Rehoboth Grove Park . Just when you think you really will reach into the backseat after another "Are we there yet?" on eternally jammed Route 1, Rehoboth's visitor center comes into view.
May 16, 2016 |
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.)
April 28, 2016 |
With Atlantic City teetering on the brink of insolvency, Mayor Don Guardian is considering skipping a $1.8 million interest payment on municipal bonds due May 1, chief of staff Chris Filiciello said Tuesday. If the city missed the payment, it would be the first default by a New Jersey municipality since the Great Depression, Bloomberg News reported. New Jersey has always intervened to prevent distressed cities from missing debt payments or going bankrupt, but Gov. Christie has twice vetoed aid packages that would redirect casino funds, now assigned to marketing, to help Atlantic City with its debt.
April 24, 2016 |
Nick Atohi pitched four scoreless innings on Friday to pace host Mainland to a 2-0 victory over Vineland in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game. The sophomore allowed one hit and stuck out five batters to improve to 4-0 this season. Nick Trifiletti had a pair of hits, an RBI, and a run. Rob Wood drove in a run. Mike Juliano had two hits. Ja'Ques Colon, Jonathan Perez, and Kordell Harold accounted for Vineland's three hits. In other Cape-Atlantic action: Dylan Scaranda belted a two-run home run to power Absegami to a 8-3 win over visitor Atlantic City.
April 23, 2016 |
Picking two winners to fund at Thursday's Third AppitUP Demo Day sponsored by the Penn Center for Innovation wasn't easy, said an apologetic judge Omar Mencin, a director of Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Culled from a field of 313 submissions from 10 schools across the University of Pennsylvania, all six app finalists presenting before the venture capital community had good reasons to be up there, Mencin said. Each rocked the stage at World Cafe Live, vying for the $50,000 in start-up seed money that Ben Franklin T.P. would award to just two. In the end, judges landed on two medically minded projects, Animotion and ProNoto, that clearly answered the question "Where's the money?"
April 21, 2016
137 Goals for the Ocean City girls - compared with just 43 goals allowed - through 8 games, all wins. 27 Assists for Lenape boys' midfielder Tim Montgomery through 8 games. 22 Goals and eight assists for St. Augustine's Charlie Kitchen through 8 games against one of the state's toughest schedules. 2:20 Left in double overtime when John Reardon netted the winner in the West Deptford boys' victory over Washington Township on Saturday.