July 24, 2015 |
Eugene Ross crossed the finish line at his last New York City Marathon when he was 70. Mr. Ross completed the 75-mile, one-day version of his last bicycling event - the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, a fund-raiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - when he was 84. "He was a better man than I was," said his wife, Christine, who did not compete in either event. "He was not fast," in running or biking, she said, "but he had endurance. " Such effort, she said, "didn't kill him. It made him live until he was 90. " On Sunday, July 19, Mr. Ross died of liver cancer at his home in Ocean City.
July 17, 2015 |
Don't let the take-out window and shack-like appearance of Ocean City's Sandwich Bar fool you. This isn't an ordinary fast-food beachside grill. Everything is made to order, from the excellent hand-cut fries and lobster rolls, to the crisp chicken cutlets and slow-cooked Italian roast pork sandwiches from the D'Alesandro family that once operated Via Giulia in Haddonfield. If that means a considerable wait, well, their slogan after all is a "long hot summer. " That refers to the kitchen's fondness for long hot chilies, of course, and those peppers are at their spicy best on the surprising "Uncle Charlie," a hot vegetarian hoagie that may well be the best thing on the menu.
July 13, 2015
ISSUE | TOLERANCE Have mercy Over 10 years, my family trusted Waldron Mercy Academy and its teachers to mentor, guide, teach, love, and foster faith in our two children during their formative years. We were part of a beautiful, caring community that, together with a strong foundation of faith, provided an exceptional educational experience for our children. Now I am shocked and ashamed at Waldron's decision to terminate its director of religious education, Margie Winters ("Teacher's firing roils Catholic academy," Wednesday)
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
July 5, 2015 |
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]
June 28, 2015 |
What it is: There is just something about eating pizza on the boardwalk that might be as quintessentially summer as hot dogs and hamburgers in the backyard. Maybe it's because after you've indulged in the caramel corn and the frozen custard, it's the one offering that kind-of-sort-of seems like a meal - at least by boardwalk food standards. Or that when the ooey-gooey cheese snaps back in your face or the sauce oozes down your arm after that first bite . . . it doesn't matter because you are on the boardwalk and who cares where stuff drips?
June 21, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Ryan Santiago, 20, has been surfing since he was 5. Growing up at the Jersey Shore, he immersed himself in the surfing community and culture. In middle school and high school, he competed in several local and national surfing competitions. His older brother Sean, 22, was also a competitive surfer. In college, Ryan Santiago - a sociology major and Spanish minor - still pursues his passion. He recently returned from his sophomore year at the University of San Diego, where he is a member of the school surf team.
June 18, 2015 |
THE MOST SHOCKING thing about flying with Capt. Katie Higgins isn't surviving three G's when she rockets her monster airplane into the sky at 375 mph. Or going weightless four times when she dives it, amped on the squeals and screams coming from the passengers behind her. Or watching veteran troops who swaggered onto her C-130 cargo plane lose it in their barf bags, one after another. The thing that makes your mouth drop is hearing Higgins tell you about the 1940s attitudes she slams into when she's on the ground.
June 15, 2015 |
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.
June 14, 2015 |
What is it?: If you happen to be a particularly indecisive person - and even have trouble choosing between simple concepts like chocolate and vanilla or, say, strawberry and banana - Kohr Bros. Original Frozen Custard may be just the treat for you. Sure, your tongue is welcome to bask in the cool creaminess of just one flavor at a time at this longtime seashore staple. But Kohr Bros.' calling card just may be its nimbleness at twisting together its fluffy, frozen custard flavors in almost infinite combinations at the whim of whoever is on duty in a particular location the day you are there.