Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

DEL., MD. BEACH TOWNS COUNT BLESSINGS FUN IN SUN AGAIN FOR SEASIDE RESIDENTS 13 DAYS AFTER STORM Series: IN SANDY'S WAKE

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

DEL., MD. BEACH TOWNS COUNT BLESSINGS FUN IN SUN AGAIN FOR SEASIDE RESIDENTS 13 DAYS AFTER STORM Series: IN SANDY'S WAKE

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ALONG THE DELAWARE AND MARYLAND SHORES -- Seaside residents in Delaware and Maryland celebrated an unseasonably warm, crystal blue- sky Veterans Day weekend by flocking to the ocean, unencumbered by lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy, unlike their counterparts in New Jersey and New York.

Beach-goers shopped seaside stores, ate pizza and fries and ice cream, strolled the sand, walked dogs and pushed babies in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, Del., and Ocean City, Md.

Lured by Sunday's 70-degree temperatures and brilliant sunshine, those in Rehoboth Beach noshed on Thrasher's french fries, Dolle's salt water taffy and Kohr Bros. frozen custard, even as they expressed sympathy for seaside residents who weren't as lucky.

There were so many people of all ages and dogs of all breeds crowding the boardwalk and so many shore stores selling wares that if you didn't know better you would have thought it was the first day of the summer season.

Instead, it was an incredible November day made all the more precious by having been spared what Sandy had wrought 13 days earlier farther north along the shore. While there was some flooding and property damage, it was relatively minor given the storm's savagery elsewhere.

"Rehoboth is fine. We were very, very blessed," said Dan Sypinski, a former Allison Park resident and longtime Steelers season ticket-holder as he helped run Sharee, his wife's namesake women's jewelry, clothing and accessories store on Rehoboth Avenue. "Everybody's open for business."

Mary and Glenn Vernon of nearby Lewes, agreed that fortune had smiled on their slice of the shore.

"We were very lucky. We thought it was going to hit us head on," Mrs. Vernon said as the couple sat in the sun on the boardwalk.

"Everything pretty much stayed intact," Mr. Vernon said. "There was a little bit of beach erosion."

"We've had nor'easters that were worse than Sandy," Mrs. Vernon said. "I saw the kind of day it was today and said, 'We have to get out.' "

She held Cece, the couple's Pomeranian, as Mr. …

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