Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wildwood's beaches will stay cost-free this summer.
The chill of a code blue in mid-February makes many yearn for the hot days of summer. As residents from Montgomery County start to make Jersey Shore plans, they'll be happy to know more cash won't have to come out of your pocket to hit the beach. According to a report by The Philly Post, Wildwood city officials decided Wednesday that they would not approve an admission fee program on its beaches this summer. CBS Philly reports said Mayor Ernie Troiano was in favor of the fees. He felt that with the city's shortfalls in budget could be covered by the new beach fees. "You have people who will sit there and chop your head off because their taxes are too high,” he said to CBS, "and then you try to create a revenue source and then they chop …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in property damage to a tourism region that caters heavily to the Philadelphia suburbs. Can it recover in time for next summer?
As disruptive as Hurricane Sandy was when it reached the Philadelphia suburbs, its impact along the New Jersey coastline was devastating. Here, the storm shut down businesses and schools while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. But on the shore towns where it made landfall, Sandy altered the entire coastline, maybe forever. The storm inundated towns along New Jersey's barrier islands, washing away beaches, amusements, and stretches of boardwalk while causing property damage expected to cost billions of dollars to repair. "I flew over the Seaside Heights boardwalk today. The roller coaster, the log flume ride are in the ocean," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told Brian Williams of NBC News on Tuesday evening. Earlier…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The final season will begin airing in October.
Love or hate its rambunctious cast, the show that made Seaside Heights famous — or, at least, infamous — is going off the air. MTV announced Thursday afternoon its hit series Jersey Shore will end after a recently taped season airs this fall. The sixth season of the series, which since 2009 has chronicled the oft-drunken misadventures of eight twentysomethings living in a house on Ocean Terrace in Seaside Heights, New Jersey will premiere Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. Lately, the production crews have been filming in Manchester. But when the season ends, the show and the cast will not return. The network will air the retrospective Gym, Tan, Look Back as part of a farewell marathon Sept. 6, and the cast will make an appearance at the MTV Video Music …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Lucy remembers family vacations at the shore.
It’s officially summer, and we’ve had a heat wave to prove it. Thoughts of vacation and going to the shore are on many peoples’ minds. Me? I’m not known for enjoying outdoor activities. In fact, I’ve always said that my favorite outdoor activity is coming back inside. Age has only deepened that sentiment. That being said, I just love the ocean. I’ll stand there, admiring it for several, long seconds, then go back to shopping on the boardwalk. As I’m sure you’ve gleaned, I don’t venture out on the beach all that often. The exception to that are random early morning walks on the shore collecting sea shells. And if I want to splash around in water, there’s always the condo’s pool. I visit that once every five years or so. I’ve even been known…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Check out Patch's comprehensive beach guide to plan your summer fun.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
With the summer season fast approaching, it's time to get ready for the best time of the year: beach season! Wondering how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information for many of the Jersey Shore's beaches. Ocean City "America's Greatest Family Resort" features eight miles of beaches and a boardwalk packed with shops and amusements. Discounted seasonal beach tags are on sale now and cost $20 if purchased by May 31. On June 1, the price goes up to $25. Weekly beach tags are $10, and daily beach tags cost $…
Friday, May 25, 2012
New Jersey water quality and beach conditions are reoprtedly better than ever.
Friday, May 25, 2012
According to NewsWorks.org, New Jersey’s annual "State of the Shore" address, in which scientists and ocean experts rate the water quality and beach conditions of the local beaches, reports that "the Shore" is better than ever. Kim Kosko, of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, told Newsworks that the unseasonably warm weather was a boon for Jersey beaches. "Because of the mild winter, we had no weather that had a serious impact worse than a couple hurricanes and large storms," Kosko told NewsWorks. "But for the most part ... the beaches in New Jersey are really in great shape." She said the water quality is excellent, the beaches are bigger and cleaner and “the environment and climate are overall better.” New Jersey shore tourism accounts…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A little planning and shopping around can keep costs down for your family's summer getaway.
Whether you’re planning your family’s summer vacation or a tropical romantic getaway, you undoubtedly want the most for your travel-budget money. Many of you will head east to the Jersey Shore or coastal Maryland. Others will board a plane and head for the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean. If either is your summer vacation destination, here are some tips to save on travel planning and put some spending money back in your wallet. The Shore Compare the cost of hotel rooms to renting a condo or house. Especially if you’re traveling with a group of friends or family, the per-person costs can be less with a weekly rental than a hotel room, plus you’re likely to get additional amenities, like a kitchen, which can save you even more on dining …
Friday, July 1, 2011
What if Pennsylvania and Delaware were finally fed up with the national joke that is New Jersey and decided to do something about it?
In a move that is shocking many, the First and Second States (Delaware and Pennsylvania) have declared war on the Third State (New Jersey). The geography of New Jersey is a large peninsula bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. The only land access to the Garden State is via New York. The opening of this war will take place in coordination with Fourth of July celebrations. Both Delaware and Pennsylvania plan to blow up the bridges that link New Jersey to their states as part of municipal and county fireworks displays. No one is planned to be on the bridges as part of the demolition. (Although some are trying to bait the New Jersey governor with a pile of free cheeseburgers strategically placed in the middle of…