Worcester County bomb threats are part of a nationwide epidemic, the town is witness to an Ocean City condominium fire and, of course, that apparent national scourge hoverboards dominated this week’s news in Ocean City.
One of the really interesting facets about Ocean City is that whenever a fad comes to the fore, the council has to deal with it. While it may seem petty from the outside, the notion of hundreds (or even thousands) of kids hoverboarding around on the Fourth of July does seem a little, well, much.
A generator in the back of a pickup truck caught fire and set alight a condo at 140th street this week. There was plenty of dramatic video of the incident (we posted some below).
Here’s some of the video from the event.
Bomb threats continue
For the last month or so, bomb threats have had schools evacuated, prompting people to worry that there is some sort of mass conspiracy in preparation for a massive terrorist attack. While it certainly is possible (we all know how desperately ISIS wants to crush the Milford business district) it is more likely the result of the same thing that drives the Hoverboard industry: bored people with too much access to technology.
Arts and Leisure
The Art League of Ocean City opens a new show each month on the first Friday, in case you weren’t aware. Also in case you weren’t aware, the Ocean City Center for the Arts it is a spectacular place filled with fun, energetic people who either are artists or patrons of the arts. There’s a lot of energy there. Over the next few weeks we’ll have more to say about the arts culture in Ocean City, but lets start with these two stories:
Out and about
And, as always, we have an inside look at the Ocean City leisure culture, this time featuring a popular bartender at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront.
Also, Sen. Jim Mathias announced that February will be named Craft Beer Lovers month. Stay tuned for lots of different events all over the region.
Favorite photos of the week
— Ropewalk Ocean City (@RopewalkOC) January 16, 2016
The Commercial Harbor in West Ocean City this morning, as the sun was still coming up. Looking towards the Inlet and Assateague Island. Very peaceful today.
Posted by OceanCity.com on Friday, January 15, 2016