May 16, 2004 |
Helene and Alvin Shipon were in shock, suddenly claustrophobic in the least likely of places - just steps from the tranquil expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. They were on the Boardwalk, the place they always relied on for soothing vistas and breezes, a place that now looks out onto a rather jarring sand dune that - at least in some stretches - completely blocks their view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Shipons, back at home in Yardley, are still freaked. Helene: "I was crying when we walked up to the Trop, which we've done thousands of times.
August 20, 2012 |
VENTNOR, N.J. - The curious, the sentimental and perhaps even a serious buyer or two showed up Sunday for a real-estate open house at Villa St. Joseph by the Sea, the beachfront mansion to be auctioned off Sept. 15 by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Long a vacation retreat for retired priests, the 19-room, 9,800-square-foot house is a luxury the cash-strapped Archdiocese can no longer justify. It is "inconsistent with the mission" of the church, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said last week.
April 26, 2009 |
Ask Sam Malandrucco, 3, what he likes to do at the Shore, and he shrugs. "I dunno," he says and goes back to pushing a toy bus full of animals across the hardwood floor of his family's North Wildwood condo. Mary Jane Malandrucco insists that is not so, and as his mother talks about playing in the ocean, digging in the sand, and riding bikes, Sam gives a wide smile, then tumbles playfully across the floor. Sam was still a baby in 2007 when Malandrucco came back from a girls' weekend at the Shore that included making a bid on a condo - without telling her husband, Greg.
June 27, 2013 |
Kathryn Flynn McCarron, 93, of Ocean View, N.J., a Philadelphia high school basketball star in the 1930s, died Tuesday, June 18, at the Courthouse Convalescent Center in Cape May Court House. As a 6-foot-2 starting center for West Catholic High School for Girls, she was especially tall for her time and team, son Charles said. In her senior year, he said, the team was good enough to make it to the Catholic League championship game, but lost. Mrs. McCarron spent her working life, from the mid-1960s to 1980, as a secretary for Barksdale Studio in Clifton Heights, which photographed students for yearbooks, her son said.
October 30, 2002
Lose the ocean view to save the houses? Not he After much studying, listening and soul searching, I have decided that I cannot possibly support the proposal being voted on Tuesday to build a line of dunes along the Absecon Island beaches as storm protection. A view of the ocean from the boardwalk is not worth losing for the rest of our lives just because maybe the dunes could save a beachfront home or part of the boardwalk. Every government professional supporting the dunes project has repeated over and over again that, should we have a major storm, the dunes will last a whopping 45 minutes.
February 23, 2011 |
CAROLE Ann Robidoux always wanted to live near the ocean. After retiring from 30 years in banking in Philadelphia, she got her wish. She and her husband moved to Frankford, Del., in 2001 and became two of the 600-plus people in the Sussex County village. She died there of cancer on Friday at age 72. Carole knew what it was like to have a house full of children. She was the oldest of the 10 children born to John and Gertrude Harder in Roxborough. And she and her husband, the late Bernard Albert Robidoux, had eight children of their own. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Girls School and Roxborough High before marrying Robidoux in 1956.
July 22, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A fire, two World Wars, women's lib, a barge accident, and a half-dozen storms threatened to destroy it, but the venerable Ocean City Fishing Club and its fabled pier have stood against the odds, surviving to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary this summer. "It really is a remarkable tradition when you think about it," said Paul H. Keuerleber, 70, of Hatboro and Ocean City, president of the oldest continuously operating fishing club in the nation. The club limits its membership to 190 anglers and only in 2002 began to allow women to join.
June 8, 2012 |
OCEAN VIEW, N.J. - Matt McDevitt spent years living the dream of every grown-up Jersey Shore kid: teach high school during the year, work the beach patrol during summer; in his case, the Sacramento beach in Ventnor. But this year, McDevitt and three buddies, two of them also teachers at Mainland Regional High School, will spend summer chasing an even more tantalizing beach dream: presiding over their own brewery, the Tuckahoe Brewing Co., creating recipes inspired by everything from warm summer days (Marshallville Wit)
July 29, 1994 |
PROFITS FROM 'SCHINDLER' WILL FUND JEWISH CAUSES Steven Spielberg is putting his money where his mouth is. So moved by what he learned about the Holocaust before, during and after the filming of his award-winning "Schindler's List," he's handing over his profits from the film to form a foundation for Jewish causes. He'd always intended to donate the bucks - we're talking multi-millions here - long before he realized just how successful the film, seen by 75 million so far, would be. Now he's had to name L.A. activist Marge Tabankin to head his charitable foundation.
August 16, 2012 |
It was lunchtime when I bumped into Dena and Jim Lyons at Revel Casino. They were hungry and humbled. Jim craved a BLT, but good luck finding a simple sandwich in the posh gaming palace built to save Atlantic City. "Seventeen dollars for a burrata mozzarella ?" Dena asked conspiratorially, perusing the menu at Central Michel Richard. Dena appreciates the aura of a celebrity chef as much as the next foodie, but she couldn't stomach paying so much for an appetizer that's essentially a ball of cheese stuffed with cream.