The deck was built for the winter tourist season. ... He's got a citrus operation in Winter Beach, one of the few that hasn't caved into the conglomerates.
Author: Richard Haight
After buying a struggling veterinary practice in Winter Beach, Florida, Spencer Hawley and his Boston terrier, Gidget, are reduced to seducing and abducting neighborhood dogs by night to rustle up clients. They then return them safely to their frantic owners in the morning in exchange for their gratitude and patronage. It's not exactly the best way to do business, but Spencer is desperate. In the course of his breach of ethics, Spencer encounters Walker Braddock III, an unscrupulous mortician, and the sexually-conflicted Lucinda Vickers, Walker's former high school partner in crime. While finding herself attracted to both Spencer and his assistant Missy, Lucinda is even more enticed by the fortune she and Walker can realize if they are able to wrest the orange groves of citrus grower Eldridge Stoval out from under the Miami developers. To Spencer's surprise, he and Eldridge are linked by more than their interest in Boston terriers, but their bond is severed during Hurricane Buzz, when Eldridge is murdered-and Spencer is the number one suspect. With the investigation closing in, Spencer and Missy must find Eldridge's slayer to clear his name.
The Miami Metropolis had sections that were variously called “Beach ... During the winter, most attention was given to the social life and sports life of ...
Author: Abraham D. Lavender
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Recognized for its poise and fashion, Miami Beach embodies the best elements of the new American city: cultural diversity, imaginative architecture, and dazzling scenery. In many aspects, Miami Beach is a metropolitan masterpiece, sculpted by the careful hands of visionary entrepreneurs against a magnificent coastal backdrop. The evolution of Miami Beach from a small, uninhabited strip of palmetto scrub and swamp into an internationally-renowned resort is a fascinating tale of human ingenuity, endurance, and foresight. A milestone in the city's development, the year 1920 marked many significant improvement, such as the new County Causeway bridge, and many "firsts" for the expanding hamlet, including the first electric trolley, the first automated telephone system, and its first post office building. Readers of all ages will be thoroughly entertained as they explore their Miami Beach of yesteryear: a time of Prohibition and bootlegging, grand hotels and lavish casinos, budding polo fields and golf courses, and the many distinct personalities that added color and life to this burgeoning town.
Which is why we need to think of a reason for them to come to the beach.” “Sunsets and winter storms and good restaurants aren't enough?” “Obviously not.
Author: Sheila Roberts
USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers on a wintry trip to the harbor in her latest holiday novel… The town of Moonlight Harbor needs to convince tourists that the beach is still the place to be—even when the sunshine goes south for the winter. Jenna Jones, new proprietor of The Driftwood Inn, has the perfect idea: a holiday festival called Seaside with Santa. Jenna is happy to throw herself into planning the event. With all the decorating, preparation and extra reservations at the inn because of the festival—and with two wonderful but very different men hoping to claim more of her time and her heart—Jenna is busy. Busy, but happy. Even with her troublesome ex in the picture, life feels as close to perfect as she’s ever known. Until the weather turns her festival into a farce. Suddenly Mother Nature is not only raining on Jenna’s parade, the old bat’s trying to blow the floats and their princesses out to sea. Soon everyone is without power and the road out of town is blocked. And Jenna has a full motel. After the generator conks out, she’s not so sure she and her guests will make it through to the New Year in one piece. But with a little pulling together and a lot of holiday spirit, everyone might find that life—and Christmas—is always good at the beach.
Luciano told Giuseppe where to get the tram for Bondi and how much he would need to pay so Giuseppe had little trouble in finding the beach.
Author: Di Morrissey
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth, in Di Morrissey's The Winter Sea.
17 In 1953 , the Daytona Beach Morning Journal reported that a total of 10,345,231 people had visited " the World's Most Famous Beach ” the previous year .
Author: Patti Light
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On May 22, 1931, the American National Red Cross issued its second charter for a life preserving organization to the Daytona Beach Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Composed of 30 young men aged 17 to 26 and trained in lifesaving and first aid, this volunteer corps protected 3 miles of beach, compiling daily records of the number of bathers, weather, first aid, and rescues. The neighboring communities of Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach maintained their own lifesaving units, and Volusia County monitored the remaining coastline. By 1972, these four corps had united, and the Volusia County Beach Patrol became one of the nation's most highly trained surf lifesaving rescue units. Protecting 47 continuous miles of Atlantic coastline, which holds the dubious honor of the shark bite capital of the world, the Volusia County Beach Patrol welcomes 10 million visitors and performs an average of 3,000 rescues annually.
MAX I knew I wanted her the moment I saw her. But it was selfish. I was selfish. Because I was only going to be in Winter Beach, Texas for three months. Long enough to find out that Grace Summers would be my muse. Just enough time to get another collection of paintings ready. As much as I wanted Grace, I couldn't commit to a relationship. I wasn't ready. And neither was she. GRACE After just ending a relationship, and losing myself completely, there was no way I was prepared to begin again. Then came Max who made me question everything I thought I knew. My art gallery was featuring a collection of his paintings for the next three months and then he'd be gone. Surely, I couldn't fall in love that quickly...or could I? Like the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens.
Concentrated quite promiscuously in the winter in two arrondissements ... is the fundamental issue that a beach ethnology , oriented by definition toward ...
Author: Jean-Didier Urbain
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
Around the world, when people think of vacation it's the beach they want--even when long distances must be traversed, the seashore is the place to escape the rigors of modern life. How did this come to be, and what does our ongoing love affair with the beach mean? How do shore vacations differ from traditional tourism, and what does this tell us about our fears and dreams? In At the Beach, Jean-Didier Urbain offers witty and insightful answers to these questions. Urbain traces the transformation of the beach from a place of mythological threats and a demanding workplace fraught with danger to a destination for medical treatment and the pursuit of pleasure. He looks to the emergence of the modern vacation in the nineteenth century, examines representations of beachgoing in literature and the arts, and shows the transgressive side of beach culture--from nudism to hedonism to various "scandals" about costume, behavior, and sexuality that make the beach the site of social spectacle as well as leisure. Urbain's ultimate focus is the paradoxical enterprise of the residential seaside vacationer, who travels in order to stay in one place and who leaves the everyday world behind to reconstruct an idealized version of it at the shore. He argues that unlike tourists, who move from place to place, beach vacationers are not seeking to explore nature, to discover other cultures, or even to "get away from it all"; rather, they are attempting to re-create their own identities through a simplified community they can no longer find elsewhere. Blending history with social observation, Urbain presents an original, incisive, and entertaining account of this enduring ritual of escape and recreation.