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June 7, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What is it?: A stroll down a Jersey Shore boardwalk just doesn't seem complete without a taste of this deliciously sweet, melt-on-your-tongue confection of confections that some say is the gold standard by which all other candy should be measured. Usually made on premises in most of the candy shops along the Shore, it is offered in large slabs that are hand-cut into smaller pieces and then boxed to order and sold by the pound. Fudge comes in a variety of flavors, with old standbys chocolate and vanilla the most popular, but trendier flavor profiles such as pistachio and chocolate and vanilla sea salt are gaining ground.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
EVERY BEACH TOWN has its signature. In A.C., it's flash and drama. In O.C., it's all about the kids. Wildwood is retro plus rides. Cape May's vintage charming. Eleven can't-miss events for those of us who are heading down there this summer: Nighttime climbs at Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, June 2, July 1, Aug. 29 . Ascending all 228 steps of Jersey's tallest lighthouse to see clear across the Atlantic is impressive enough by day. Come evening, the tower seems colossal, the climb up more mysterious.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
If railroad conductor Andrew Boardman - who is credited with coming up with the concept of the first boardwalk, in 1870 - had a different surname, would these wooden walkways that have become so popular at the Jersey Shore be called something different? There's no concrete answer. But along with hotelier Jacob Keim, Boardman constructed the original walk along the Atlantic City oceanfront to help keep the sand off the feet of train passengers boarding the rails back to the city and of hotel guests strolling off the beach and into the carpeted lobbies of the grand hostelries.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
A lot of the merchandise on the Wildwood boardwalk has a bit of an edge to it. Cheesy T-shirts advertise sex, drugs, even rock and roll (if that's still considered edgy). Stores offer tattoos, temporary or permanent. Other shops sell pipes and bongs "for tobacco use only. " Over the last year or two, however, the boardwalk has added another type of product among the oceanfront shops. The signs advertise vaping, and the stores sell electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes come in various forms but all work on the same general principle: Liquid nicotine at one end is heated into vapor that is is inhaled through a mouthpiece.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a season of big hits for Joe Massing and big wins for the Kingsway baseball team. But no hit made more of an impact - on a key game, the Dragons' season and coach Ian Enders' right hand - than Massing's home run in the first round of Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic last Saturday against Ocean City. "He about broke my hand rounding third," Enders said of Massing's celebratory slap. Massing's three-run home run in the first inning powered Kingsway to a 7-2 victory over Ocean City and propelled the Dragons into Saturday morning's second-round clash with Mainland at Deptford.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Germantown Academy's Zach Burkhart and Jess Zettlemoyer closed the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association season by claiming gold in the boys' and girls' varsity single, respectively, in the City Championships. The seniors, both on the rise, were back on the Schuylkill on Friday, this time looking to excel for the Patriots in the 89th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Under sunny skies and in a strong headwind at the world's oldest and largest high school scholastic event, Burkhart placed sixth in an afternoon time trial in 6 minutes, 22.40 seconds.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
Pinky Kravitz has spent Fourth of July in Atlantic City since Nucky Thompson ruled the Boardwalk Empire, or at least nearly so. "There is nothing like the summer holiday at the beach. Everyone comes and everyone has a good time," said Kravitz, whose Pinky's Corner radio show on WOND-AM (1400) is in the midst of its sixth decade, and whose similarly named column runs in the Press of Atlantic City every Thursday. Kravitz, who will turn 88 a week after the Fourth, has, as they say, seen it all. He worked on the Steel Pier near the diving horses as a youth and has been part of the scene in earnest in the casino era. "The Fourth was the time when the ice cream vendors and the hotdog guys always did their best sales," Kravitz said.
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
May 11, 2015 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sophomore Jack Hastings made the most out of the William "Biff" Roseboro Baseball Tournament on Saturday, as he and his Collingswood teammates were victorious in the tournament they hosted. Hastings set the tone for the home team in game one, tossing a no-hitter in a 16-1 victory over Camden. The sophomore struck out three. He also knocked in two runs. Hastings proved to be vital in the championship game as well, delivering two more RBIs to help defeat Vineland, 7-2. Lucas Rollins helped the cause with a two-run home run in the first.
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