Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer, just like that

Summer, just like that

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Usually, I take the long view on Memorial Day weekend, watching as everyone descends on the beach towns and tries to pretend the weather, and the ocean, is warmer than it is. This weekend, beach wise, is usually well left, as they say, to the amateurs. But Sunday and Monday were such perfect out-of-nowhere beach days, even locals used to paying it no mind were seduced into behaving like it's mid-July. Ocean temperatures, chilly Sunday, nicely warmed up on Monday. Lines to water ice places snaked through parking lots and down sidewalks. (I can report first hand that those lines were especially long between Flyers periods Saturday night while , in an unfortunate case of timing for those of us on complicated water ice runs, Roy Halliday was finishing up his own brand of perfect.) This weekend made believers out of all of us.  And now back to our regularly scheduled end of Spring.

About this blog

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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