Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street
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Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street

In 1965, construction was completed on Ocean Playland Amusement Park on 65th street bayside, on a large peninsula-type lot that protruded out into the bay at a price…

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Top 10 Activities for Senior Week in Ocean City
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Top 10 Activities for Senior Week in Ocean City

This article was originally published on 5/10/13 and was updated 4/11/18 –ed.  Are you’re finished with high school and ready to kick off an amazing summer before heading…

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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades
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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades

Often referred to as the heart and hub of town, Ocean City’s “South End” at the Inlet has been hosting families and making memories for well over a…

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From Birmingham, Alabama to Ocean City, Maryland
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From Birmingham, Alabama to Ocean City, Maryland

The story of an Alabamian’s first trip to OC.   On January 31, 2018, I received an email from FilmFreeway informing me that my small animated short, Two by…

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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Fire of 2008
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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Fire of 2008

March 30, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of a nine-alarm fire that spread down Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk destroying the Dough Roller restaurant and severely damaging Marty’s Playland…

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Made in Ocean City: A motion picture-perfect backdrop
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Made in Ocean City: A motion picture-perfect backdrop

The Ocean City Film Festival is happening this weekend. For three days, in venues around north Ocean City including the Clarion, the Princess Royale and the Fox Gold…

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Ocean City Oddities: Bill Tracy, OC’s Original Dark Ride Bat Boy
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Ocean City Oddities: Bill Tracy, OC’s Original Dark Ride Bat Boy

Bill Tracy, legendary dark ride designer and industry leader for his time, was a mysterious man with a passion  for unique artistry. It’s not widely known that Tracy…

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Ocean City Oddities: The Bearded Salesman
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Ocean City Oddities: The Bearded Salesman

One salesman still stands Step back in time with this 1964 advertisement from the International Fiberglass Company out of Venice, California that featured many large figures produced by the company,…

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Ocean City love stories
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Ocean City love stories

I asked, you answered…Kind of.  While I didn’t get to read as many tales of romance taking place in Ocean City as I’d hoped (with the exception of…

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Ocean City Oddities: The Genie is Out of the Bottle
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Ocean City Oddities: The Genie is Out of the Bottle

After over four decades, the giant genie down at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements has finally been let out of the bottle. One of the park’s iconic funhouses –…

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