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Toast of the Town

...participates in is more outside the box. "I have been known, if the weather's just right, to be a member of the Edisto Polar Bear Club and go in the ocean about midnight on New Year's," he said. But don't blame it on the bubbly. "I am a tea-totaller...
Life & style | Deke Copenhaver
Big Apple is getting a big water park

...New Yorkers a year-round attraction; Coney Island, in contrast, is strictly seasonal (except to those twisted Polar Bear Club swimmers who take an annual winter dip in the Atlantic). The new construction won't affect any of the other events...
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Travel: Venturing north of the Arctic Circle

...prepared by Mexican cooks. Tate, a 76-year-old spitfire, greets her summer guests with an invitation to join her Polar Bear Club every evening at the water's edge across the road from Pepe's. For a $10 membership, takers must fully submerge...
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Across South Carolina

...said. No charges have been filed, the trooper said. Polar Bear Club sees unusually warm day MYRTLE BEACH -- A record number...the ocean off the Grand Strand. Organizers of the Polar Bear Club said 123 people stripped into their swimwear with little...
Books Briefs

...and trolley cars, crowds at Coney and at Ebbets Field, houses and factories, Nathan's and Norma Talmadge, and Polar Bear Club members and Jackie Robinson. "Brooklyn" is published by Universe Books at $22.50. Bible' makes grammar miraculously...
Odds and ends

...water temperatures hit 32 degrees for the Jacksonport swim, which boasts one of the largest annual turnouts of any Polar Bear Club. As many as 1,500 spectators urged hundreds of participants to spend a few seconds in the icy waters of Lake Michigan...
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