July 3, 2011 |
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.
June 21, 1986 |
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.
August 9, 1991 |
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.
August 19, 1999 |
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.
August 6, 2005 |
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.
July 31, 2005 |
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.
October 24, 1993 |
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.
December 24, 1995 |
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.
July 18, 1999 |
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.
May 13, 2016 |
'Mockernut hickory. Tulip poplar. Beech," says Lloyd B. Shaw, guiding me through a majestic stand of trees around Laurel Lake. He points to a turtle sunning itself on a log as the water ripples below. "Painted turtle. No, a red-bellied!" As for the birds ("that's a cardinal singing"), Shaw has counted 200 species in this lush little corner of Laurel Springs, where he grew up and lives. "What you get to see in your own backyard," he says, "really is amazing. " Welcome to "Whitman Woods" (whitmanwoods.org)