Sunday, November 29, 2015

A taste of Egg Harbor City

Egg Harbor City, a tiny western Atlantic County town has tried various ideas in recent years to pull itself out of the economic doldrums.

A taste of Egg Harbor City


EGG HARBOR CITY - This tiny western Atlantic County town has tried various ideas in recent years to pull itself out of the economic doldrums.

Though many of its quaint downtown buildings have been repurposed for housing and other uses, the place once sported a thriving commercial center that started out as a health resort in 1855. It became an enclave for German settlers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A huge parade in 2005 celebrated the town’s 150th birthday.

This year, the Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce will host a four-hour “International Taste of the Town” on April 29. The event will be held at the Egg Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Hall, 700 Philadelphia Ave. Proceeds will be used to purchase holiday lighting for the town’s main street.

From 4 to 8 p.m., more than a dozen local restaurants, featuring American, Greek, Italian, Puerto Rican, and Japanese cuisines, will showcase their menus for what organizers expect to be a sell-out event. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door or online at

For information, call 609-965-5681.

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Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Amy S. Rosenberg
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