| Sep 11, 2011
As I drove away from South Carolina's sea islands, I found myself saying aloud, "If I ever get to heaven, I hope it's a little bit like Kiawah."
It wasn't the golf. I don't play, but I respect the five courses created by master designers, the toughest of...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on travel recently, and it caused some cruise travelers to miss the boat out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Because of the approaching storm, Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise ships were forced to depart a few hours earlier than...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Except for the gang of giddy men and women covered in skulls-and-crossbones and sipping from cups of rum in the corner, the Rum Bar at Panama Hattie’s looks like any other tropical-themed watering hole. Typically, this group can be found wearing...
| Feb 17, 2011
Familiarize yourself with what is and what is not deductible when it comes to the things you own. And, better yet, some purchases can win you tax credits, which are far more valuable than any deduction can be. A deduction lets you reduce the amount of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:12 PM
It's time for my spring Harbor Observation Report. And, yes, I am for hire.
I took my standard route this week by starting out at the Newport Harbor Shipyard. I then looked out over Z mark from the Windward Sailing Club, walked through Lido Village,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:09 PM
This column is the last of a three-part series reviewing the history of boatbuilding in Costa Mesa.
"I never noticed an industry fall so fast and so complete," Roger MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Yacht Co., recalled.
The year was 1980 and the screws...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In June 2010, Bridgeport's Derecktor shipyard got a cool $1 million from the state in return for keeping at least 247 jobs in Connecticut for a 12-month period. That deal was on top of nearly $3 million in low-interest, job-creation loans Derecktor had...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:26 PM
The story has been told and retold many times in the 50 years since the meeting took place. Gary Jobson was growing up on the Jersey Shore and for his 11th birthday, he had been given a Penguin dinghy of his own to take out onto Barnegat Bay.
| Apr 28, 2011
| 10:32 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When driving down Newport Boulevard toward Lido Marina Village, the bright white finish off hundreds of yachts beckons for a closer look.
If you're up for getting a glimpse at how accommodating life on the water can be, or you have...
| May 5, 2011
On May 21 test the waters, dip a paddle in the crystal clear waters of Lake Atwood and discover the joy of canoeing and kayaking at McHenry County Conservation District's Paddle in the Park,
Paddle in the Park
Who: McHenry Country Conservation District...
| May 13, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Breathtaking sunsets, sweet salt air, boardwalk confections and fun in the sun — Ocean City has it all.
Long regarded by those in the know as a best bet when it comes to taking the family to the beach, Ocean City, recently received the...