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September 2, 1994 | By Lucinda Fleeson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several windows and doors at the Buck Hill Inn have been smashed in by vandals, and the openings have been crudely covered with plywood. The once magnificent gardens and terraces are overgrown with weeds. Inside are eerie tableaux from happier times, when the Buck Hill Inn was one of the premier resorts in the Poconos. Firewood is still stacked beside the fireplace in the Green Leaf Library and has been since October 1990, when the inn's owners unceremoniously evicted guests and closed the doors.
NEWS
September 2, 2010
The Sunday opinion section, Currents, will take a break this weekend. It returns Sept. 12.
TRAVEL
April 24, 2011
This website helps expand your idea of a vacation. Have you considered milking sheep and making bread with a family in a Turkish village? Or observing polar bears and walrus in the Arctic Ocean's Svalbard archipelago? Name: Pocket Village ( www.pocketvillage.com ) What it does: For the traveler, it inspires global adventures for all types of budgets, lengths of vacation, or levels of exertion. For the online travel geek, it's a new tours and activities meta-search engine.
NEWS
September 2, 2004 | By HOLLY LOVE
DID YOU already take your vacation this summer? I have some critical advice if you haven't yet. I just got back from 10 days in British Columbia. Big mistake. It was gorgeous and loads of fun out there. Alpine mountains, pristine lakes, endless evergreens. We hiked, kayaked, biked, rock-climbed and hot-springed it. What's the problem? When you get home from a trip like that, somehow your crowded concrete neighborhood, sticky with humid pollution, and deathly insipid job just don't seem all that wonderful anymore.
NEWS
July 4, 1999
Many people return to the same vacation destination over and over again. What's your sacred vacation spot, and what draws you back each year? Send essays of 250 words by July 19 to Community Voices/Vacation, The Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia 19101. Send e-mail to inquirer.letters@phillynews.com or fax 215-854-4483. Questions? Call Cynthia Henry, assistant editor, at 215-854-2959.
NEWS
July 24, 2013
THE NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol said a Lancaster County couple vacationing on the North Carolina coast is dead after they were hit while walking on a path adjacent to state Route 12. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported Wesley and Elizabeth Martin, of Lancaster, were killed late yesterday morning. Trooper Jeff Wilson said 50-year-old Troy Bowman, of Ashburn, Va., is charged with reckless driving and two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Wilson said Bowman told investigators he fell asleep behind the wheel and hit the couple.
NEWS
August 20, 1986
Bored with taking that same old vacation year after year at the shore? Looking for something new, something a little different, a little daring to spice up your life? Consider emulating the novel leisure-time activity pursued by Jurgen Hergert. Yesterday he spent his 96th day in a row sitting inside a glass enclosure filled with 24 poisonous snakes in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Mr. Hergert, who fancies himself the "King of Snakes," thinks this is a good way to show that snakes are not aggressive and therefore should not be killed.
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NEWS
August 29, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
Worldview columnist Trudy Rubin is on vacation.
TRAVEL
August 29, 2016 | By Lily Shen, For The Inquirer
When Valdemar the chug (Chihuahua-pug) puppy bounded toward me, I scooped him up in my arms and petted him. I was helping Valdemar become more comfortable with being handled by humans, so he would have a better chance of being adopted. This summer, I volunteered at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, believed to be the largest no-kill animal shelter in the country. Best Friends has about 1,700 rescued animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and birds. As I frolicked with Valdemar at the Puppy Preschool, I thought to myself, "This is a trip I won't ever forget.
NEWS
August 28, 2016
Annie Courto, registered dietician with OnPoint Nutrition, wrote this for the "Goal Getter" blog at philly.com/goalgetter. The best summers are packed with vacations and weekend getaways. However, on these breaks from reality, we often stray from our healthy habits. Eager to return to a better routine when the fun has subsided, we search for a quick fix to mend our vacation damage. Cleanses and detoxes are tempting, but many can become unhealthy and even dangerous. To save you the trouble of wading through an endless sea of Internet information, here are the most important dos and don'ts of cleanses and detoxes: Don't Skip meals.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Chris Brennan, and Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITERS
Days after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disclosed that he had received more than $160,000 in gifts over the last five years, a spokesman confirmed for the first time that federal agents had interviewed members of the district attorney's staff - and one of Williams' gift-givers said she had also spoken to the FBI. Williams' spokesman, Cameron Kline, said Thursday that he did not know how many staffers had spoken to FBI agents, or...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2016 | By Kimberly Garrison
THEY LIED. Contrary to the latest feel-good slogan, 50 is not the new 40. In fact, if you're a woman, 50 is more like what 13 was when you were a girl. Yeah, you heard me right. You see, at 50, your body is on an anatomical and physiological roller-coaster ride, just as it was when you reached adolescence and your hormones kicked in, beginning your transition to womanhood. At 50, however, the roller coaster is starting to reverse, though more slowly, as you head toward menopause.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I hope I'm not too late with this advice, because the children in these parts have been off from school for summer vacation since June. Because the kids may be around the house a little longer than usual each day this time of year, there is increased opportunity for things to get messier. The best, but more expensive, solution is to send them to sleepaway camp for several weeks. If that option isn't available, however, Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage - a national firm in property restoration specializing in water, fire, and carpet cleaning - offers some tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Oh, those Wildwood days! Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it's also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday. Of course, that isn't the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49 percent of all lightning insurance claims and more than one-third of claims filed for hail damage each year are made during summer months? That's what Farmers Insurance says, anyway, and it suggests some things you can do to avoid unpleasant surprises on your return from that glorious week in Wildwood, or Ocean City, or Cape May: Unplug anything that doesn't need to stay plugged in, including televisions and computers.
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