Tuesday, January 22, 2008

News from Around the South Jersey Shore

Check out these pics and these pics from a birder's visit to Cape May via Mark Thomas and his Bucketon Birder blog.

Here's an excellent article from The Philadelphia Inquirer about how the Tropicana is trying to regain ground in Atlantic City after all those reports about dirty rooms and bed bugs.

Why people think running into the ocean in January is a good idea, I don't know. But you can read all about it.

Chilly? Then you might want to check out the Sea Isle Chili festival, which takes place on Sunday.

I knew I made the right call with this one in my book: I wrote that there were plans for a rail line between NYC and AC, but that they weren't final. Lo and behold, construction is now slated to start in the summer (I was being told it would be done in time for the holidays -- the 2007 holidays).

Wonder what it's like to design a casino? Check out this Q&A with Kirk Harmon of the Harman Group.

Exciting! Cape May's got a Scrabble night!!!

Ever heard of eWomenNetwork? It's a fab networking group for women in South Jersey that's run by Marilyn Kleinberg, who lives in Egg Harbor Township. Check out an article about the first meeting here (yes, I'm a member and, yes, we had a lot of ladies from Atlantic City join us, so if you're interested, drop me a line at jenmiller27 [at] gmail [dot] com).

Pics of the Diving Horses that used to be a big draw in Atlantic City over at Blame it on the Voices. This isn't shore related, but you've also got to check out their post about a Duck Hunt painting.

Think the housing slump's going to make that South Jersey shore home affordable? Think again -- the numbers here say it all. Here's a Courier Post article to back it up.

If you're one of those people who carries her (or his) bag o' knitting stuff, you might want to read this article, which pegs Avalon and Stone Harbor as a knitting hot spot.

"Adults only" night at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor...and the headline for this one reads "Sex and the Sea." Um, weird.

What I'm Listening to: Soundtrack to Once. If you have not seen this movie, you must must must.

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1 comment:

Trish Ryan said...

I've gotta say, the diving horses thing always makes me cringe. You know the horse didn't think that up :)

Great links!