April 27, 2016 |
CAPE MAY - When Curtis Bashaw and his resort company took on the restoration of historic Congress Hall in the early 2000s, even his closest friends thought he had a screw loose. "A lot of people thought this was just never going to work . . . that it was just too big of a project to ever be successful," Bashaw said. "Friends tried to talk us out of doing it. People even went to City Council to try to stop it from happening. " It wasn't the first time locals doubted the prudence of the place.
April 12, 2016
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Fiji, a nice terrier mix, about 4-to-6 years old, at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Fiji is in need of the confidence that having a permanent home would provide. She is slow to warm up to strangers, but improving daily in the shelter. Fiji could live with cats and older children. To adopt Fiji, contact PAWS at email@example.com or 215-298-9680, ext. 16, prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number, A31043451, when inquiring.
March 31, 2016 |
A pest-control company has agreed to pay $10 million in penalties for using a dangerous pesticide at a U.S. Virgin Islands resort where a Delaware family fell critically ill, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Terminix International Co. LP and its U.S. Virgin Islands operation agreed to plead guilty to four counts of violating federal pesticide law in a deal with prosecutors that still needs to be approved by a judge. According to information filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands, the Wilmington family was staying at the Sirenusa resort in St. John last March when they were exposed to methyl bromide, which had been sprayed in an adjacent unit.
January 8, 2016 |
As he snapped on his skis Wednesday afternoon, Garrett Burch looked side to side and saw no one else. Here it was, almost the second week of January, and Burch was poised to be the very first customer of the season at Spring Mountain. The wait had been excruciating. "I've almost been having to take sedatives," said the 61-year-old Skippack man. After record-setting temperatures heated Pennsylvania last month, the state's 20 slopes are only now gaining steam. Like Spring Mountain in Schwenksville, Montgomery County, most are opening later than they have in decades, battling not just lost time, but millions of dollars of lost revenue, and leaving hundreds of seasonal employees out of work.
June 3, 2015 |
YOU CAN STILL go to the Poconos for love. Thanks to Morris Wilkins, you can still soak in heart-shaped bathtubs at some resorts, and drop into a gurgling, 7-foot-tall Jacuzzi shaped like a champagne glass just big enough for two. It was Wilkins who back in the late 1950s hit upon the idea of developing a resort restricted to couples, preferably honeymooners. His innovations to encourage the free expression of love among his guests earned him nationwide publicity, a booming business and many imitators.
November 9, 2014 |
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - For the last few years, ski resorts in cowboy country - and the skiers who love them - have been riding a bucking bronc. Huge dumps of snow blanketed slopes in the up years; in down years, late snow and warmer days cast a pall over the industry. At Steamboat Resort, in western Colorado, hard-core skiers were over the moon in 2008 when monster storms dropped 433 inches of snow on the slopes. But disbelief followed when the next winter brought fewer, weaker storms and half as much snow.
September 10, 2014 |
Gov. Christie on Monday said the closing of multiple casinos in Atlantic City was "inevitable" given increased competition, but sought to blunt talk of the demise of this struggling resort town. Yet, big changes could come, including an expansion of gaming into North Jersey and greater state involvement in Atlantic City's government. Christie didn't share many details from the meeting, but when asked about those two ideas, which have been brought up by a key lawmaker, he responded: "Everything is on the table.
June 29, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - With the noisy construction site of the Bass Pro Shops outlet at The Walk as a backdrop, Mayor Don Guardian on Friday tried to put a positive spin on the announcement that Caesars Entertainment will close the Showboat Casino in August and put thousands more casino workers out of a job in the already beleaguered gambling resort. "Atlantic City's best days are still ahead of us," Guardian told a gathering of media in a dirt lot next to the site where the sporting-goods center is due to open next year.
April 7, 2014 |
Just so you know, this story is not for the squeamish. It's about the therapeutic power of poop, a concept that is, we admit, both repulsive and fascinating. Specifically, it's about using one person's "donation" to cure another's Clostridium difficile , a potentially fatal bacterial infection that is growing more common and virulent. The beneficial bacteria from a healthy person's gut can subdue the bad germs growing like crazy in a sick one's digestive system, even if many rounds of expensive antibiotics have failed.
January 12, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY With more time to prepare this year, organizers of the Miss America Pageant say they hope to sell more tickets, generate even better television ratings, and garner more attention for the seaside resort than in last year's triumphant return. The nationally televised Miss America 2015 competition, dubbed by pageant officials as "the world's most famous scholarship competition for young women," will air at 9 p.m. Sept. 14 on ABC. The Miss America Organization's chairman and chief executive officer, Sam Haskell 3d; Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri; and the newly elected mayor of Atlantic City, Don Guardian, were among those at a news conference Friday at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Hotel to announce details of this year's pageant.