December 7, 2010 |
Charles George Parry, 74, formerly of Medford, a retired insurance executive, an avid sailor, and founder of the Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School, died of bladder cancer Friday, Dec. 3, at home in Chestertown, Md. Mr. Parry was with Reliance Insurance Co. for 36 years in offices in North Jersey, Detroit, New York, Haddonfield, Radnor, and Philadelphia. He became a chartered property and casualty underwriter in 1975 and retired as Reliance's senior compliance officer in Philadelphia in 2000.
September 26, 2010 |
Who needs sex when dysfunction and disorder sell just as well? The latest Eagles episode - a love/hate quadrangle featuring two quarterbacks, a head coach, and a city - has already had so many unexpected twists that it might be more fascinating than that crazy, season-long tiff between Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb. You'll no doubt stay tuned to find out how this particular saga ends. We all will. But in the process of following the Eagles, we sometimes take it for granted that, across the street from the Linc, there's a better and far more stable team.
September 10, 2010 |
BACK IN THE '70s, Stanley Edeiken, a highly regarded surgeon, told his son, Steven, that if he found something he liked more than medicine, he would do it. And he did. It was sailing. So, in 1974, Stan bought a boat, closed his general-surgical practice, put his house in Deal, N.J., in mothballs, and sailed away. He and his wife, Evey, cruised the Caribbean for two years before he returned to resume his practice, having fulfilled a cherished dream that many people postpone until it's too late.
August 22, 2010
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Land With the Family Escape package, two parents and two kids can stay at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld starting at $99 per night (normal rates start at $249) and get free kids' meals (age 12 and under), an in-room movie night with pizza and soda, and a 10 percent spa discount.
August 22, 2010
Del Potro hasn't played tennis since January's Australian Open. This year's U.S. Open will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 12. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Nebraska tight end Dreu Young will undergo back surgery and could be out for the season. Virginia Tech has extended the contract of coach Frank Beamer through the 2016 season. Tyler Hansen will start at quarterback for Colorado in its opener against Colorado State on Sept. 4. Former Miami receiver Thearon Collier arrived on Southern Cal's campus after transferring there.
August 21, 2010 |
Edwin P. Van Sciver, 91, an architectural and product designer and sailing enthusiast, died of heart failure Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne. Mr. Van Sciver earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and fine arts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1942. During World War II, he worked in California for what later became the McDonnell Douglas Corp. After the war, he returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and operated an industrial-design firm with his three brothers for several years.
July 24, 2010 |
Some of sailing's charm is its unpredictability. The wind dies, or blows too hard, or in the wrong direction. You surrender to nature and drop anchor, or tack, or change plans. But a five-year diversion has been just too long for devotees of Philadelphia's resident tall ship, Gazela. Hindered by a damaged rudder, the 175-foot square-rigger - built for high seas in 1883 - has confined its sailing adventures to the protected waters of the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay. On Sunday morning, however, the city's floating ambassador will hoist the sails on all three masts and, for the first time since 2005, leap into the waves of the blue Atlantic.
May 28, 2010 |
Ah, the Jersey Shore. Sun. Fun. Traffic. Every year, starting with Memorial Day weekend, major routes such as the Garden State Parkway and the causeways that link the mainland to barrier island resort towns become snarled with vehicles. Road projects that officials promise will ease the gridlock could exacerbate congestion short-term, with ripped up asphalt and reduced speeds near Ocean City and Long Beach Island this summer. "It might be a little ugly now, but when it's finished, drivers will really appreciate it. It'll be a better road," Joe Orlando, spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, said of the parkway-widening project.
May 25, 2010 |
They ate barbecue on a Coast Guard cutter in the Delaware River Monday, smiling and laughing, only occasionally talking about the terrible days that bond them. They are old now - many well into their 80s - with rough hands and slow gaits. Like any other tourists, they snapped photos, floating on brown water under gray skies on a cruise created in their honor. The pictures were benign counterpoints to the awful images that every member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge carries in his head.
May 21, 2010 |
If you're looking for the thrill of the open seas, but aren't keen on anything that involves bait or a fishing pole, you have an option: dolphin and whale watching tours. They let you experience an open-water boating adventure without the mess or work of renting your own ride. The Jersey Shore is a prime location to see either type of mammal because it's a crucial spot in dolphin and whale life cycles, says Bob Schoelkopf, founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.