September 11, 2016 |
Beth Goldwater grew up summering in a recreational resort community in the Poconos. She joined the children's swim team there and competed in pools at nearby resorts, most of which had been developed in the mid-20th century with modest, chalet-style homes around man-made lakes. One resort, Buck Hill Falls, was older, grander, and more beautiful, Beth remembers. "Why don't we live here?" she wondered. It had an Olympic-size pool and much more. There were rocky cliffs, running creeks, a dramatic waterfall, woodlands of rhododendron and hemlock, and splendid stone mansions set into the sides of the hills.
November 6, 1988 |
There are no golf courses here. No row of high-rise hotels along the beach. No duty-free malls, no casinos, no Kentucky Fried Chicken. This is what there is: Two giant, jagged volcanic cones, providing as dramatic a sight as anywhere in the Caribbean. A clean, crescent-shaped, white-sand beach that steps down to a fabulous coral reef. A cluster of private, unobtrusive, octagonal-shape rooms perched along a palm-studded hillside. And a small, open-air restaurant, surrounded by tropical foliage, that serves Creole-style cooking.
March 25, 2012 |
BIALKA TATRZANSKA, Poland - Just a few years ago, winter was a dead season for the Kotelnica Mountain, quiet under a quilt of snow. Today, Kotelnica vibrates with activity from ski fans who flock to the new resort, one of Poland's trendiest. The transformation happened in just a decade and reflects the inventiveness and enterprise seen in Poland since a market economy arrived with democracy in 1990. People in this 17th-century village at the foot of the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland were making a modest living on farming and sheep breeding, with additional funds coming from relatives who had gone, in a long-standing tradition, to the United States for work.
February 21, 2013 |
A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey Shore town with a similar name. Seaside, Ore., plans several fund-raising events to help finance a new town entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Don Larson, the mayor of Seaside, told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a lot of similarities with the New Jersey borough. Both are coastal towns with tourism-driven economies, Larson said, and both are acutely aware of the damage natural disasters mean for them.
January 16, 1992 |
Around the turn of the century, Philadelphia's smart set caught the cool summer breezes in a tranquil setting. And it wasn't Atlantic City. A closer vacation spot - a train ride away - had many of the same amenities as the Jersey Shore: posh hotels, a boardwalk, golf links, riding stables, tennis courts, spiffy downtown shops. It was Media. What is today Delaware County's seat of government and jurisprudence, the Borough of Media, was a resort area almost from the day it was incorporated in 1850.
September 8, 1989 |
In a 1940s snapshot, Detroiter Sunnie Wilson and his friend, boxing champ Joe Louis, stand side by side, marveling at the splendor of Idlewild and the calmness of Idlewild Lake. Back then, this resort community four hours northwest of Detroit was known as the Black Eden, the Apollo of the North, the Black Las Vegas. It was the place where blacks enjoyed recreation and culture away from racial hatred. And each year thousands of blacks from Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis and points beyond could hardly wait for Michigan's north to thaw so that they could escape to this all-black recreational haven.
September 8, 1996 |
If you've been waiting for another upscale championship resort course to play while vacationing at the Shore, it has arrived in Harbor Pines Country Club. Open only six weeks, Harbor Pines is the latest addition to daily-fee golf at the Shore, and, though not the second coming of Galloway National, it's a welcome addition. Weaving through mature pines and hardwoods, as well as around a nature preserve, Harbor Pines is a midlength course (6,478 yards from the blue tees) that challenges better golfers, yet it won't overwhelm mid- and even high-handicappers.
August 19, 1990 |
Around the turn of the century, John T. Dorrance, his pockets bulging with the money he had amassed from his invention of canned condensed soup, decided that it was time to spend summers on Mount Desert Island, Maine. His decision was not universally acclaimed. One summer resident who took a dim view was Mary Howard Sturgis, grandmother of Robert Montgomery Scott. "In effect," said Scott, president of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, "she said, 'There goes the neighborhood.
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.
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.