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July 3, 2011 | By Kathleen Nicholson Webber, For The Inquirer
This year, the Ocean City house that Evan Andrews' great-great-grandmother bought so many decades ago will turn 100. The "cottage," as it is affectionately known by the seven family members who own it and the countless others who spend summers here, has seven bedrooms, three baths, and the requisite rocking-chair porch. It has never been winterized, has neither air-conditioning nor dishwasher, but does have sleep porches where the smallest of the clan dream under the stars when the heat bears down.
NEWS
June 21, 1986 | By Chris Conway, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Kean occasionally pops up on radio and television to say that when it comes to vacations, New Jersey and you are "perfect together. " But when it comes to his own time off, he appears to be saying, "I love New York. " Kean recently bought a summer home on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound. The governor paid $995,000 for the house and 10 acres on the exclusive, 9- mile-long hideaway. Why Fishers Island? "He's been going there for years and years and years, and his wife's family has gone there for years.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
One look at the site of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) tells you it's worthy of a world-class orchestra. The place has presence - precisely what Philadelphia's benevolently planned but clumsily executed Mann Music Center doesn't have. You enter SPAC by foot or vehicle surrounded by the verdant lawns of historic bathhouses. The pine trees are luxuriant, sky-high. Like Tanglewood in the Berkshires, the entrance - placid, uplifting - is an ideal preparation for the reception of great music.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1999 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Exposure - or lack of it - is one of the main causes of simmering discontent among the musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra's leaders have apparently given up on the idea of returning the group to national radio broadcasts, even though orchestras large and small have managed to maintain a presence on the airwaves. Recordings have become sporadic, as has national touring. Regionally, at least, the orchestra has maintained its profile with concerts in Washington, Carnegie Hall, and at its upstate New York home at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where it wraps up almost four weeks of concerts tomorrow night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2005 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
As mysterious as it is powerful, the cloud of adoration that follows Itzhak Perlman is like nothing else in classical music. The Philadelphia Orchestra picked Perlman Wednesday night to open its summer here at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center - the orchestra's 40th season at the sylvan center - and it proved a wise choice. The wicked storm earlier in the day hardly seemed to depress attendance, and even when the skies opened up again 15 minutes before the concert, drenching the picnickers on the lawn and threatening them with nearby lightning, the audience hung in. At the end of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Perlman got a chorus of shouts and whistles of the sort generally reserved only for safely returning astronauts and emerging rescued coal miners.
NEWS
July 31, 2005 | By Sue Syrnick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We haven't always owned a house at the beach. For a long time, we mostly talked about getting one. But six years ago, my husband and I had a conversation with my husband's brother Joe and his wife, Marybeth. Somehow we were able to agree that now was the time to look for a vacation home. We weren't committed - the plan was to see what was available. I volunteered to drive to Ocean City and meet with a Realtor on a summer Saturday. Tom had 10 houses picked out for me to see. I had my list of what we wanted and didn't want.
NEWS
October 24, 1993 | By Gail Stephanie Miles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Six local historic homes will be on display during the second annual House Tour today. The tour, which begins at 1 p.m. and ends about 4 p.m., will feature two of the oldest homes in Laurel Springs. The summer home from 1876 to 1882 of poet Walt Whitman, at 315 E. Maple Ave., was built in 1785. At that time, the home was called the Stafford Farm House. The name has since been changed to the Whitman-Stafford House. The Lakeview Inn is also scheduled to be on the tour. At one time, this eight-bedroom home could accommodate 40 people and was rumored to be haunted by a kind spirit.
NEWS
December 24, 1995 | By John Corr and Marjorie Matthews Corr, FOR THE INQUIRER
Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, said: When in doubt, tell the truth. Well, Sam, the truth is they never did get around to building that statue of Adam you wanted here in Elmira. That doesn't mean, however, that you are forgotten in these parts. Fact is, you probably would give a cynical snort of amusement upon learning that the Elmira area is now called "Mark Twain Country," and that they have slathered your two names all over this stretch of the Chemung River valley.
REAL_ESTATE
July 18, 1999 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In Newport, R.I., amid the string of former summer "cottages" of the rich, is Marble House, a place that lures hundreds of thousands of tourists in to see its Gilded Age glamour. Now, some of that opulence has come to the Jersey Shore, in the form of Avalon's very own marble-exterior house. Plunked among the expensive cedar-sided or stucco vacation homes that dominate the beachfront of this Cape May County resort, the three-story white Carrara marble house on Bayberry Drive has become a tourist attraction of its own. It is the vacation home of Warren Kantor and his wife, Andrea Cavitolo Kantor.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Point Drive at the tip of Longport, where houses were cracked open two years ago by Hurricane Sandy's waves and wind, their multimillion-dollar vulnerability bared to the sea, all is as it was. The Hankins finished a total rebuild. The Tuchmans debated selling, but decided to do the repairs and keep their summer home after all. Marvin Ashner, who never left, not even during the storm, still answers his door beneath whimsical Blues Brothers statues. "Everybody's back," said Steven Hankin, an Atlantic City lawyer who lives on Point Drive, which overlooks the inlet's washing machine currents.
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July 6, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Rich Kalich had an impression of Gov. Christie: "Bravado, kind of. Almost like a bully. " But that was before he saw the governor, who spoke for 55 minutes Thursday night while standing on a patio outside a lake house in Spofford, N.H., rattling through his presidential platform, boasting of bipartisanship in New Jersey, and eliciting sighs with the oft-told tale of his mother's dying words that there was nothing left unsaid between...
NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former financial adviser who ran his own firm in Marlton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for swindling dozens of investors out of $5 million. Everett C. Miller, 45, of Marlton, pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion almost two years ago for his role in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Among Miller's victims were a retired Cherry Hill radiologist whose family lost $2 million, a neighbor who owned a car dealership, and an elderly woman who lost $80,000 that she and her husband had amassed from their plumbing business.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - So there they were Saturday afternoon - standing in a breeze perfumed by that pizza-crusty-cinnamon-candy-coconut-sunscreen scent that is classic eau de boardwalk - plotting their next move in what appeared to be a complicated operation of acquisition and distribution. Never mind that it was a great beach day and that just steps away the Atlantic Ocean appeared to be the perfect shade of cerulean blue against a baby blue cloudless sky on this first day of Memorial Day weekend, the official unofficial start of the summer Shore season.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore. MacArthur, a retired insurance executive and former mayor of Randolph Township in Morris County, will replace Jon Runyan, a former Eagle who decided to retire after serving two terms, saying he was frustrated with the rancor in Congress. After Runyan's announcement, MacArthur moved to Toms River in Ocean County, prompting Belgard, a Burlington County freeholder and trial lawyer, to accuse him of being a carpetbagger.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Point Drive at the tip of Longport, where houses were cracked open two years ago by Hurricane Sandy's waves and wind, their multimillion-dollar vulnerability bared to the sea, all is as it was. The Hankins finished a total rebuild. The Tuchmans debated selling, but decided to do the repairs and keep their summer home after all. Marvin Ashner, who never left, not even during the storm, still answers his door beneath whimsical Blues Brothers statues. "Everybody's back," said Steven Hankin, an Atlantic City lawyer who lives on Point Drive, which overlooks the inlet's washing machine currents.
NEWS
September 3, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ATLANTIC CITY - A certain circle of life keeps One Stop Bait & Tackle here open, from tiny worms and minnows to striped bass and bluefish to eager anglers. It's common sense, owner Noel Feliciano said, as he plopped bags of bloodworms onto the counter yesterday. And that's why the nearby Revel Casino Hotel, rising up like a shark fin along the Boardwalk, was a failure, he said - a gleaming, $2.4 billion lure thrown out haphazardly to attract gamblers to a city already full of baited hooks.
NEWS
July 27, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
STONE HARBOR - Christina Smith is not a local, but close. Nearly 20 years ago, the interior designer gave up the cosmopolitan lifestyles of Philadelphia and Stamford, Conn., and cast her lot at the Shore. In her case, the very tony Shore of Stone Harbor and Avalon. She formed the Summer House Design Group and, needless to say, she has had a unique view of the lifestyles of the rich and shoobie. And it's not all starfish fabric and "Welcome to the Beach" signs. Question: How did you end up at the Shore, here in Stone Harbor?
REAL_ESTATE
July 7, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
One day back in October 2012, Stokes Carrigan and Diane Carter were sitting in their part-time home - a cattle ranch in Mundubbera, Australia - watching television. They were looking at images of a marauder named Sandy wreaking havoc on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Theirs was more than a passing interest: The focus of the report was on their other hometown, Beach Haven, N.J. Carrigan and Carter had moved to Beach Haven in 2009, after years of summering there. They divide their time between Long Beach Island and Carter's native Australia.
NEWS
July 6, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steven F. Gadon, 82, of Haverford, managing partner of the Center City law firm of Spector, Gadon & Rosen, a marathon racewalker, a die-hard Eagles fan, and an opera lover, died at his summer home in Margate, N.J., on Friday, July 4. A resident of Haverford, Mr. Gadon was devoted to his large family and enjoyed practicing law so much that he continued to go to the office four days a week until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer right after...
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