October 27, 2014 |
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.
September 3, 2014 |
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.
July 27, 2014 |
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?
July 7, 2014 |
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.
July 6, 2014 |
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...
May 30, 2014 |
IT'S NO SECRET that John Daly is a loser. Not as a human being, as some would have you believe. But as a gambler. Daly, appearing on "In Depth With Graham Bensinger" this week, recalled that he had lost between $55 million and $57 million while gambling between 1991-2007. That's not news. Daly wrote about his alcohol and gambling addictions in his 2006 book, "John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough. " What is news is that he apparently doesn't regret his behavior.
January 11, 2014 |
Marie Klaus Tedesco was a Gloucester City woman through and through. Born in her parents' home, she graduated from St. Mary's elementary and high schools there. She and her husband, Joseph A., operated Joe's Shoe Store there, for more than 25 years, until it closed in 1972. And after the death of her husband of 46 years in 1982, she continued to live in an apartment above the former shop until four years ago, when she moved in with a granddaughter, Michelle Festa, also a Gloucester City resident.
August 20, 2013 |
LOVELADIES, N.J. - Down North Lane in Loveladies, the beachfront home of Newell and Ruth Fischer, psychiatrists from Bryn Mawr, was directly in Hurricane Sandy's path. The storm surge blew out the entire bottom half of the cedar-shingled, A-frame house the couple bought 44 years ago for "$40,000, maybe $60,000," as Newell recalls. The Fischers, easygoing, philosophical, and - candidly - of necessary means, were able, like others among their prominent neighbors along the beachfront of Loveladies, to just roll with it. They bankrolled the initial repairs, hired an adjuster, waited out insurance payments, and put all, or most, of the pieces back together again in time to salvage their LBI summer.
July 6, 2013 |
Frederick A. Lehman, 87, of Lansdowne, a longtime service foreman at Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania, died Monday, July 1, of a heart attack at Chester County Hospital. Mr. Lehman retired in 1985 after 39 years as a service foreman at Bell of Pennsylvania, working from offices at 16th and Race Streets. He supervised those who repaired commercial telephone systems in one segment of Philadelphia. During his tenure, he received a special assignment to install phones for the 1981 U.S Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore.
May 6, 2013 |
BEACH HAVEN WEST, N.J. - The full consequences of Hurricane Sandy will be played out in a thousand personal decisions, and for families like the Wosceks, owners of a tiny yellow bungalow on a lagoon, that meant one thing: For Sale. As Is. (Wrecked by Sandy.) And just like that, things will never be as they were for the Wosceks, undisturbed through 39 years, six boats, 40 weekends a year in Beach Haven West, kids crabbing off the dock. "Ugh, you have no idea," said Steven Woscek, 61, of Phillipsburg, N.J., whose getaway house at 35 Nancy Dr. now commands a Sandy-deflated asking price of $174,900.