December 3, 1989 |
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, my husband and I would like to rent a villa in the Caribbean or Mexico. How can we get information on a reasonably priced place? - B.S., Lansdale. Jamaica is a hot spot for such villas, and two companies that arrange for them are Villa Leisure International and Villas and Apartments Abroad, both with offices in New York. Villa Leisure's properties include homes in Jamaica as well as Barbados, St. Martin, Antigua, Mustique and Mexico. For brochures, call 800-526-4244 or write the company at 152 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
January 17, 1994 |
If you're planning a trip to Europe, renting an apartment or a villa could be cheaper than staying in a hotel, according to Christina "Kit" Burns, president of Doorways Ltd. of Bryn Mawr, which arranges rentals and tour trips. "It's a wonderful way for a family to travel abroad," Burns said. "People can experience the country, shop in the markets for your food, do your own cooking, leave your suitcase in the apartment and feel like you are living there. " Burns said, for one-week visits, rentals ranged from $20 to $60 per person per day for apartments and from $50 to $80 per person per day for villas.
November 8, 1998 |
The Villas at Golf View, Springfield Township, Delaware County Frank McKee Sr. began to build apartment complexes designed for mature adults in Upper Darby, Delaware County, in the mid-1960s. In the 1970s, the McKee Group began construction on its first active-adult community, the Village of Neshaminy Falls, in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County. That was followed by other age-restricted communities, including Fox Hill Farm, a 156-acre development in Concord Township, Delaware County.
April 5, 1998 |
Villas at French Creek, East Pikeland Township, Chester County Pat and Frank Horne had lived in an apartment in West Philadelphia for eight years when they began to think about retirement. Places such as Florida and North Carolina came to mind. Oh, they looked at Pennsylvania, knowing it had a sizable retired population, but they couldn't find anything close enough - until they found Villas at French Creek. The Villas is a 76-unit, single-floor condominium development on 21.5 acres in the community of Kimberton, in Chester County's East Pikeland Township.
June 18, 1988 |
A 19-year-old gardener was arrested yesterday and charged with the strangulation of an 80-year-old Cape May County woman who had employed him. Frederick Reighn, of Evergreen Avenue, in the Villas section of Lower Township, was arrested at his home by police and investigators from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. He was also charged with aggravated sexual assault, robbery and arson. Reighn was arraigned in Cape May County Superior Court yesterday and was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail pending grand jury action in the death of Anna M. Steer of Magnolia Road, in the Villas.
May 18, 1993 |
SODA FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH HAS 'EM IN ELIXIR HEAVEN A bunch of real jerks got together over the weekend. Actually, they're soda jerks and they were drawn to a reunion in Grand Island, Neb., by memories of swivel stools, fizzy drinks and creamy confections. Old-fashioned handmade soft drinks, mixed malts and ice cream sodas were the order of the day at Sunday's reunion at Ben's Rexall Drug Store. About 300 people attended. In the days before fast-food chains, drugstore soda fountains were prime teenage hangouts in nearly every American town.
August 12, 2010 |
All day Wednesday, customers coming into Ben Budd's bait-and-tackle shop in Cape May County marveled at the thousands of dead menhaden they had seen along the Delaware Bay shoreline. By late afternoon, the state Department of Environmental Protection had announced that it was investigating what it termed a "major" washup of dead fish. Officials reported that the swath of dead menhaden - a small bait fish also known as peanut bunker - extended along seven to eight miles of shoreline from Kimbles Beach in Middle Township south to Villas in Lower Township, including an area known as Pierces Point.
August 4, 2014 |
Not everyone has a million dollars to buy a fabulous house down the Shore. But don't despair - there's still a sandy place for the rest of us. Just ask Joe and Jane Santo, who last year purchased a $132,000 second home in the Villas, Cape May County. In a decade or so, they may move there full time and make the house their retirement retreat. It helps that it's situated on Spruce Avenue, on the bay side and three blocks from the beach. These days, forecasts of rising sea levels, in addition to the higher prices, taxes, and maintenance costs, are making oceanfront Shore properties less a draw than they might once have been.
September 4, 2007 |
A mystery like this hasn't gripped Cape May County since, well, the last time a lottery ticket worth millions was sold around here. Five months ago. Then, Harold and Elaine Messner of Cape May County waited nearly two weeks to claim a prize of $166,557,083 - a mere $88 million after taxes. This time, the mystery has lasted at least four days. But, according to locals, there are possible clues about the winner. A name: John. A passion: fishing. A place: Blitz's Market in the town of Villas, where the winning ticket was sold.
September 10, 1989 |
Roger W. Moss remembers a friendly argument among a group of Americans he was leading on a tour of Vienna's Schonbrunn summer palace. "Why are there no country houses in America?" one of the visitors asked. Oh, but there are, Moss remembers thinking. Moss suddenly realized a book was needed to take a broad look at the subject from the 17th to 20th century. Three years ago, he started writing it evenings and weekends on his word processor. The task completed, he delivered the manuscript to his New York publisher, Henry Holt, last week and now is selecting photographs to illustrate the text.