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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Add your own volunteer efforts in the comments, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to post to your community at www.Facebook.com/LansdalePatch
This is an ongoing and updated list of local Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts in the North Penn, Indian Valley and beyond. Email volunteerism efforts to email@example.com. The Towamencin Soccer Club U9F Tornadoes and U12F Tigers are coordinating a collecting effort on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Grist Mill Park fields from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park and fields are at the corner of Forty Foot Road and Allentown Road. Collection will be delivered to Fairview Village Church in Eagleville, who will then deliver to New York and New Jersey. Here are needed items in their effort on Saturday: The Gutter Guys at Route 309 and Trewigtown Road in Colmar are collecting clothes, blankets, pots, pans, silverware, dog food and more for hurricane victims…
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, June 15, 2012
For the next several days, rain will not be in the equation as partly cloudy skies and Southern California-like weather moves in
It's about time for sunshine and warm temperatures to arrive in our area. June has actually been below-average when it comes to warmth, but that will change this weekend. For the next several days, the only event going on in the sky is sun with some passing clouds. Father's Day weekend will be one of those seemingly rare events in weather because: 1. It is a weekend, which typically can't escape at least one day with miserable weather. 2. It is like a holiday, so any outside activity will be a success and very comfortable. 3. Low humidity and high temperatures around 80 degrees will make it feel like San Diego, CA. If you are planning on taking a trip to the Jersey Shore, expect mostly sunny skies, but cooler temperatures due to a …
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 $…
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 …