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Music legends, up and comers headline Sunfest 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 21st, 2014

Sunfest is not only Ocean City, Md’s biggest and most popular festival, it also provides one of the best weekends of music of the entire year. Top local and regional acts will be on hand throughout the four-day event, playing free concerts…

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Joseph Nicholas Gismondi

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Parsonsburg

Joseph Nicholas Gismondi, 84, of Parsonsburg, passed away on July 8, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nicholas Joseph Gismondi and Stella Cich Gismondi.

He worked…

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Sunfest turns 40 in 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 18th, 2014

Way back in 1974 a some visionary pioneers created a fall festival in Ocean City, Md to keep the dreams of summer alive and delay the onset of the off-season. Since then, the annual Sunfest celebration has evolved not only into Ocean City’s…

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Ocean Games, Swim Ocean City events, Saturday

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Ocean Games is back with its second annual Swim Ocean City, taking swimmers through a one-, three- or nine-mile course along the resort’s shoreline tomorrow, July 19.

New this year, the East Coast SUP CUP will run in conjunction…

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Meeting foreign students working in Ocean City

By: PhilJ on July 18th, 2014

By Phil Jacobs

Editor

 

Stefania Lavinia Sanda, a Romanian student working in Ocean City this summer, has dreamed of visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as long as she can remember.

The 21-year-old server at Tony’s Pizza…

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This week in OC: July 18-24, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 18th, 2014

Summer may already be half over but the excitement in Ocean City, Md is just beginning. This week, Ocean City has fun and funky events and activities that will entertain every member of the family, regardless of age. From bathtub races and bar…

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Code change could create impact on rental housing

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to hold a hearing next month on a code change that would have a serious impact on the resort’s rental housing landscape.

The commission voted this week to tentatively…

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County, state MSA scores drop

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Students’ scores fell across the board in the final administration of the Maryland School Assessment (MSA), the test that has measured student achievement in this state for a decade.

Educators across the county and the state…

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Who is area’s ‘Fastest Server’?

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Seacrets is calling all servers in the resort to put their skills to the test Tuesday, July 22, in the fifth annual Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach contest.

Servers will dash through the 49th Street restaurant’s …

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Counters spot 53 bottlenose dolphin

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Sightings were down during last Friday’s Maryland Dolphin Count, an annual event run by the National Aquarium with the help of volunteers.

In all, spotters counted 53 bottlenose dolphin off Maryland’s Atlantic shore,…

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Internet integral part of today’s real estate market

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The Internet is an integral part of real estate in today’s world. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that nine out of 10 recent buyers went online during their home search…

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Bourbon Street on the Beach opens in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) From crawfish pie and jambalaya to gumbo and other creole cuisine, owner and Chef Barry Reichart is bringing New Orleans flair to Eastern Shore fare at his new Bourbon Street on the Beach.

The 116th restaurant offers upscale …

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Lemon risotto with crabmeat and asparagus

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Passion is forever and the essence belongs to all who believe. Love is the secret ingredient that keeps the heart in eternal glee. Those who surrender in culinary delight, stay close, for making succulent risotto is upon thee.…

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Students asked for teaching method that was best help

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) In addition to Ocean City Elementary School’s health literacy pilot program, the Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following at its July 15 meeting:

 

Senior Survey Results

Tom Mascara, coordinator…

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Clymont John “Cly” Rankin

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Selbyville, Del.

Clymont John “Cly” Rankin, 89, of Selbyville, Del. died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born in Harrison, N.J. and was the son of the late David F. and Anna Mae…

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George William Bartlett

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Ocean City

George William Bartlett, age 90, passed away on July 9, 2014 at his home in Ocean City.  Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late George W. Bartlett and Faye McGaha Bartlett.

He was preceded in death by his wife,…

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Kemp’s family members have different personalities

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Don’t you just love summertime when the livin’ is greasy? I could get used to these Momma’ sitting escapades.

I’ve always loved the fact that all of my “8 is enuf” family have completely different personalities …

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Reading, writing, arithmetic, plus health literacy

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A pilot program at Ocean City Elementary School is gaining attention from the National School Boards Association.

Worcester County Public Schools last week released a video on the school’s Health Literacy Listens program,…

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Burglar gets two 15-year prison sentences

By: Nancy Powell on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The Westover man who committed two burglaries last year, and was shot by one of the home owners, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for each burglary. The sentences will be served concurrently.

“I’m just sorry for …

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Man charged with DUI and related traffic offenses

By: Nancy Powell on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A 20-year-old Whaleyville man whose pickup truck overturned three times July 8 on Route 50 near Walmart was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and related traffic offenses. Charges related to a loaded handgun…

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SRTs trained to scan beach, ocean

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

ON GUARD

(July 18, 2014) Summer is in full swing and the beach is packed with vacationers. Surf rescue technicians look out from their stands at hundreds of people swimming in the water and enjoying themselves on the beach.

People often ask, …

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Study could place area on track for railroad

By: Nancy Powell on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A feasibility study will be conducted to determine the viability of a family-friendly excursion train from Berlin to Newark and Snow Hill.

A contract was expected to be signed Wednesday with the consultant who will perform …

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To the woman who hit my daughter:

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Editor,

This letter is written to the woman who ran into my daughter while she was biking on 146th Street on Wednesday, July 15. I’m curious? Was your schedule so crucial that you couldn’t stop to assist my daughter as she lay in…

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Pleased with Snow Hill High

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

So, we’re well into summer, and perhaps our children would tell us it’s way too early to have any thoughts about school.

Yet there are some positive vibes that came out of a recent tour of the Snow Hill High School renovation and…

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Henry Bryan Westfall

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Ocean City

Henry Bryan Westfall, 88, of Ocean City, died Thursday, July 10, 2014.

He was born to the late U.S. Army Colonel, Lacy Ryder Westfall and Gertrude Weinstock Westfall, May 21, 1926, in Richmond, Va.

Henry married Evelyn…

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Serious issues need to be faced

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

I need to clear up a couple of unfunny issues this week, the first of which is whether anyone from City Hall was – despite assertions to the contrary – drinking on the job and subsequently suspended for a few days.

The answer is yes,…

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Alan James Ferguson

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Ocean Pines

Alan James Ferguson, 92, passed away on July 11, 2014 at Genesis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of the late Eric and Grace Ferguson. He was preceded in death by…

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Business Briefs 07/18/2014

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

New branch

Shamrock Realty Group, Inc. has opened a new branch office in Ocean Pines at 11022 Nicholas Lane, Suite 2A. This full service satellite office will provide added convenience to the brokerage’s Ocean Pines clientele, including…

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School officials, BOE and student reps tour SHHS site

By: Clara Vaughn on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Members of the Worcester County Board of Education, student representatives and other school officials donned hard hats Tuesday as they toured the construction site at Snow Hill High School.

Nearly five months after the groundbreaking…

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Elsie Louise Chester

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Berlin

Elsie Louise Chester, 77, died Tuesday July 8, 2014, at her home in Berlin.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Elsie Mae Ricketts Clements.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert…

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Joseph Nicholas Gismondi

By: OCsue on July 18th, 2014

07/18/2014

Parsonsburg

Joseph Nicholas Gismondi, 84, of Parsonsburg, passed away on July 8, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nicholas Joseph Gismondi and Stella Cich Gismondi.

He worked…

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Police beat 07/18/2014

By: Nancy Powell on July 18th, 2014

Bottle throwing

Two Bike Patrol officers of the Ocean City Police Department were near Fourth Street and Washington Avenue when they saw a glass bottle shatter on the ground just inches from where they were standing.

They also saw several people…

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Parasailing has own regs, says OC biz owner

By: Nancy Powell on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending regulations for parasailing because of the popularity of the sport and the lack of federal regulations or guidelines to improve safety for passengers and operators.…

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Inaugural Big Fish Classic 32-hour tourney, July 26-27

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Nearly 100 years ago, the Talbot Street Pier was bustling with activity as anglers weighed their daily catches in downtown Ocean City.

Organizers of the inaugural Big Fish Classic want to bring the action, and big fish, back …

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Classic expected to draw hundreds of junior anglers

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The Ocean City Marlin Club’s ninth annual Kid’s Classic tournament last year was a huge success, as more than 360 junior anglers caught approximately 20 different species of fish.

Organizers are expecting another big …

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Keith hopes to be next Miss USA

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The next Miss USA could come from Worcester County.

Ocean Pines resident Jessica Keith, 21, recently became a finalist in the Miss Maryland USA state contest leading up to next year’s national pageant.

“I got out of a relationship…

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Board of Elections certifies primary results

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The Board of Elections certified primary election results in the county on July 8.

Nominees for the Nov. 4 general election for offices including County Commissioner, State’s Attorney and Clerk of the Circuit Court were …

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Delayed by political hot air, wind farm now moves ahead

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A major wind farm proposal is back on track, as developers met with County Commissioners in an attempt to finalize plans last week.

Following a heated legislative battle, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley vetoed a moratorium…

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Club hosts youth fishing tourney

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

 

(July 18, 2014) A free youth fishing tournament on Saturday, July 19 could draw as many as 100 participants.

The Ocean Pines Angler’s Club hosts the 18th annual Art Hansen Memorial Youth Fishing Contest at the South Gate Pond on Saturday.…

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Worcester County libraries offer free programs in July

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Worcester County library locations in Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Pocomoke and Snow Hill are offering free programs for children throughout July. Even better, readers who rack up 10 or more titles are eligible for prizes.…

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NWF names Trappe Creek Certified Wildlife Habitat

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The National Wildlife Federation recently helped a pair of local beekeepers transition from farmers to owners of a wildlife preserve.

NWF named Trappe Creek Organic Farm, owned by retired farmers Carl and Jenel D’Alessandro,…

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Maryland Historic Horse Trail initiative launched last week

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A new series of historic horse tours will celebrate the $500 million Maryland equine industry.

The Maryland Horse Industry Board, a program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, unveiled the Maryland Historic Horse …

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Berlin Intermediate All-Star squad headed to New York

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The Berlin Intermediate Little League All-Stars are going to New York.

The newly crowned state championship team will travel to Long Island, N.Y. to play in the East Region finals this weekend. Berlin topped the Hughesville…

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Berlin 9-10 All-Star team plows through opponents

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Berlin is on the verge of bringing home its second Little League state title in as many weeks.

Three days after the Intermediate All-Stars captured their fourth consecutive state title, the 9-10 All-Stars won a pair of slaughter…

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Asking for her hand, surrounded by artwork

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it only took four to convince Melinda Brown.

With help from her daughters Shelby and Sadie, Indiana resident Lance Overholser proposed to Brown in Ocean Gallery, on the Boardwalk at…

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After fire destroyed her WOC home, owner thanks town for assistance

By: Josh Davis on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Three weeks after a fire decimated her West Ocean City home, Jennifer Pusey is thanking the town for its role in her family’s recovery.

The family had lost virtually everything after the June 26 blaze burned their home to the…

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City succeeds in re-re-selling parking spots

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) A strong showing for its postponed fireworks, as well as an impromptu decision to re-re-sell some spaces, saw the city reap roughly $13,000 more than expected from a single day of parking at the inlet lot on July 5.

As it did last…

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Advocates should go ahead, boycott Texas

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Support D.C. – boycott Houston!

This is my idea for Ocean City’s next viral marketing campaign, which would ideally feature Rodney streaking an Astros game, or rescuing forlorn Texan office workers and taking them to the…

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City to curb taxi public parking

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) After a previous attempted fix succeeded only in moving the problem elsewhere, the city’s Police Commission this week seemed to be leaning toward more drastic measures to address the volume of public parking being consumed…

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More than $529K awarded to tuna tourney winners

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) The final day of the 2014 Ocean City Tuna Tournament proved to be exciting as there were some changes in the leader board in each of the competition’s divisions.

“Despite a slow start Friday and pretty much Saturday, we saw…

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BP talks rip education with Aussie expert

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Given the conditions so far this summer, beachgoers in Ocean City might best relate their safety while swimming to the old adage about heights – it’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the abrupt stop at the end.

“It’s…

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City settles MGH deal; additional issues in limbo

By: Zack Hoopes on July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Despite reaching the forgone conclusion this week of renewing its contract with MGH Advertising for another three years, City Council likely stirred up more political dirt than it settled in bringing the issue to a close.

The…

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Thrifty Thursday: July 17, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 17th, 2014

Another Thursday is upon us- meaning OceanCity.com is back with more ways to save you money on your next trip to OCMD! Below you will find last minute bargains from hotels and exciting specials at local restaurants, bars and breweries. …

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Out and About 18-24, 2014

By: Josh Barker on July 17th, 2014

FRI. July 18

TROUT FISH FRY — Bowen United Methodist Church, 8421 Newark Road, Newark, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Platters cost $10 and include fish, mac & cheese, green beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Info: Sue Henman, 410-632-1874

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Appearing Live July 18-24, 2014

By: Josh Barker on July 17th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
July 18: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
July 19: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
July 24: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com

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Coastal Hospice’s life validating mission

By: PhilJ on July 14th, 2014

By Phil Jacobs

Editor

 

One of the jobs we do as editors is to read and edit the many obituaries that come across our desks.

We do so with the understanding that the writers of these obituaries want to include as many surviving relatives as …

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Ramadan brother pleads enterprise corruption guilt

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

 

(July 4, 2014) One of the West Ocean City brothers indicted last year in a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring pleaded guilty June 27 to enterprise corruption.

Samer Ramadan, 40, pleaded guilty to the charge, the most serious…

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Community Briefs 07/11/2014

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

Workshop

A new, free chronic disease self-management workshop has been added to the list of Atlantic General Hospital’s education opportunities. From the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center, the Diabetes Self-Management…

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This week in OC: July 11-17, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 11th, 2014

Threats from Hurricane Arthur notwithstanding, Fourth of July weekend was a major success in Ocean City, Md. This weekend, we are expecting mild temperatures and mostly clear skies. Combine great beach weather with an array of exciting events…

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You think your vote doesn’t count?

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

So you think your vote doesn’t count?

You wonder what difference does it make if you do or don’t show up at the polls?

Well think again, and know that it makes a huge difference.

Ted Elder won the District 4 GOP County Commissioner’s…

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OCBP busy keeping residents, guests safe

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The beach in Ocean City is becoming more crowded as families are beginning their annual vacations during the traditional prime-time of late June through mid-August.

The result is that the beach patrol and the surf rescue technicians…

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Kemp loves when kids come, go

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) I love it when they come and I love it when they leave. When they do both in the same week, this old broad’s puter runs amok.

Oh yeah, my kids and their kids, I might add, all have their own equipment but they insist on updating…

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BJ’s annual canoe races, July 15

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) BJ’s on the Water is back with its 35th annual canoe races, pitting teams of four against each other in one of Ocean City’s favorite summertime events on Tuesday, July 15.

“We like to bill it as ‘the most fun that anybody…

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Junior Beach Patrol Academy kicks off another summer

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Ocean City’s Beach Patrol kicked off another summer of its Junior Beach Patrol Academy Tuesday, taking youth from the classroom to the surf in a four-day educational and hands-on program.

The academy mimics the resort’s…

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National Aquarium hosts 17th annual Md. dolphin count

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The public is joining forces with the National Aquarium today to carry out the 17th annual Maryland Dolphin Count along the state’s Atlantic coast.

The count starts at 8 a.m. with more than 20 aquarium staff joined by dozens…

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James “Jim” W. East

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Berlin

James “Jim” W. East passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 16, 1942 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Donald East and Margaret Flood East Vrazsity. He was preceded…

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Sandra H. Wodlinger

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Berlin

Sandra H. Wodlinger, 74, died on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her home in Berlin.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank Mellitz and Bertha Clavner.

She is survived by her children, Debra S. Wodlinger…

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Mary Ann Simpson

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Ocean City

Mary Ann Simpson, 85, made her transition peacefully, July 5, 2014, while at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born and raised in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late James R. Savage and Catherine Bunting…

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Richard B. Crotsley

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Easton

Richard Brian Crotsley passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton. He was 60.

He was born on July 1, 1953 in Baltimore to Richard Raymond and Vera Taylor Crotsley.…

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Donald L. Selway

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Dagsboro, Del.

Donald L. Selway, 90, of Dagsboro, Del. and formerly of Wilmington died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington and was the son of the late John L. and Mary C. (Voorhees) Selway.…

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Albert Davis Risley, Jr.

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Souderton, Pa.

Albert D. Risley, Jr., 86, of Souderton, Pa. and formerly of Ocean Pines, died Friday, July 4, at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, Pa.

Known as Al or “Rick” to his family, he was born in Conshohocken, Pa. on …

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David Keith “Huggy” Hauf

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Selbyville

David Keith “Huggy” Hauf, 52, of Selbyville and formerly of Ellicott City died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at home.

He was born in Baltimore and was the son of Marie B. (Smith) Johnson of Sykesville and the late John Scott…

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Loney Franklin Ingram III

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Selbyville

Loney Franklin Ingram III, 79, of Selbyville died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Loney F. and Eleanor L. (Burke) Ingram Jr.

He retired after 37…

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Dorothy A. Brunner

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Ocean City

Dorothy A. Brunner, age 87, died Sunday July 6, 2014 at her home in Ocean City.

Born in Quincy Ma., she was the daughter of the late John J. Pyne and Elizabeth B. Braun Pyne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis …

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Fourth: big crowds, little storm

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Despite threats from a hurricane passing offshore, Independence Day brought a flagship weekend for businesses in Ocean City.

“It was one for the record books. I have never seen so many cars, so many people coming in to Ocean…

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Anti-social media is what I need

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

(In the spirit of the season, a holiday-shortened week and (sigh) laziness, this is a summer rerun from a year ago.)

I’m not much on what they call social media, which is to say that I don’t care what other people are doing as long…

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Even rescuers need rescuing now and then

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The Ocean City Beach Patrol knows what it’s talking about when it issues advisories regarding dangerous currents, considering that even the resort’s best can find itself in need of assistance when the tide is really rolling.…

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You think your vote doesn’t count?

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

So you think your vote doesn’t count?

You wonder what difference does it make if you do or don’t show up at the polls?

Well think again, and know that it makes a huge difference.

Ted Elder won the District 4 GOP County Commissioner’s…

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Pending home sales increase in May across U.S.

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) According to a recent news release by the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market. All four regions of the country…

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Urging recycling

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

07/11/2014

Reference is made to “Ocean City has no plans to return recycling,” O.C. Today, Feb. 7, 2014. This well-researched article details Ocean City’s town government decision in 2010 to curtail its recycling program (although…

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Police beat 7-11-14

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

Disorderly conduct

A 20-year-old Salisbury woman was arrested July 5 at about 1 a.m. after causing a scene when one of her friends was arrested.

Ocean City police were taking a friend of Danielle A. Williams to the transport van at Talbot Street…

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Sports Briefs 07/11/2014

By: OCsue on July 11th, 2014

Golf tournament

Ocean Pines Members Golf Council and Taylor Bank will be partnering for the 30th annual Taylor Bank Tournament.  This event will be held at Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club on July 16, at 9 a.m. This tournament is the major fundraiser…

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Police say man tried carjacking taxi

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) An 18-year-old Annapolis man was charged June 22 with attempted carjacking after he allegedly punch a taxi driver and tried to get into the driver’s seat of the taxi.

The taxi driver told Ocean City police that he picked up the…

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Teen girl becomes intoxicated, victim of rape in resort

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) An intoxicated 15-year-old girl was raped on the grass near 27th Street on June 24 after she fell to the ground in an apparent drunken stupor, according to Ocean City police.

The alleged rapist, who admitted having sex with the…

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Lion larceny uncovered as police respond to noise call

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Ocean City police located a stolen ornamental lion while responding to a noise complaint July 7.

Police went to a bayside Seventh Street apartment after hearing noise coming from an open door from a distance on approximately…

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Frequent customer alleged to be robber who hit store

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The man who robbed a West Ocean City store July 3 was identified because he had cashed checks there several times.

The victim told investigators that the man, whom she identified as Kenneth Mearl Larkin, had been in the Cholula…

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Illegal fireworks ignite dune grass at 94th St.

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

 

(July 11, 2014) One person was treated for smoke inhalation after illegal fireworks started a fire on the dune near 94th Street on Saturday.

The person, a neighboring security guard, refused further treatment and was not taken to a hospital,…

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Samer Ramadan gets 2-6 years in NY prison

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Samer Ramadan, one of two West Ocean City brothers indicted in connection with a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring last year, was sentenced Monday in New York to two to six years in prison.

Ramadan, 40, had pleaded…

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Proposed hotel, retail plan for West OC gets prelim OK

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The Worcester County Planning Commission approved the site plan for the proposed Micro-tel Hotel and retail spaces in West Ocean City last week after making some concessions.

The 79-unit hotel and 5,500-square-foot retail…

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Prizes up for grabs in county parks challenge

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Worcester County residents are being challenged to visit as many of the county’s parks as possible during the month of July.

In celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, the county Department of Recreation and Parks…

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OC Tuna Tournament begins today

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Today through Sunday, anglers will travel offshore looking to reel in bluefin, yellowfin and big eye tuna as thousands of dollars are up for grabs during the 27th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament.

Hurricane Arthur hindered…

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Marlin Club’s 32nd Canyon Kick Off attracts 57 boats

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Hurricane Arthur may have forced organizers of the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 32nd annual Canyon Kick Off to adjust last weekend’s tournament format, but it didn’t stop anglers from fishing.

Participants were originally…

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Liquor board grants licenses and transfers

By: Nancy Powell on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The Board of License Commissioners discussed the following topics and took the following actions during the June 25 meeting.

Greenhouse Deli

The board approved the request for an upgrade in the alcoholic beverage license …

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Eight shortfin makos tagged off Ocean City

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Not much is known about the movement, travel and migration patterns of shortfin mako sharks, which is why, in late May, eight of them were fitted with SPOT (Smart Position and Temperature) tags off the coast of Ocean City.

Since…

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OPA formally announces list of candidates

By: Josh Davis on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Five candidates for Board of Directors were formally announced last week.

The Ocean Pines Elections Committee officially announced incumbents Terri Mohr and Jeff Knepper will run against Pat Renaud, Dave Stevens and Lawrence…

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Elder gets committee’s nod as GOP candidate

By: Josh Davis on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) A historically tight county commissioner’s race came to a wild end on Monday evening as Republican Ted Elder won his party’s nomination for the District 4 seat.

Following the June 24 primary, Worcester County Business …

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Joe Bachman to perform free show at Sunset Grille

By: Josh Davis on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Country music road warrior Joe Bachman is taking a brief break from his breakneck radio tour to play a free VIP show at Sunset Grille, tonight, July 11.

The Nashville-based artist will release his sophomore album “It’s All…

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Resort amusement park celebrates 50 years

By: Josh Davis on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) Ocean City and Charles “Buddy” Jenkins have an awful lot in common.

The Jolly Roger Amusement Park founder grew up with the town, persevered with the town, and many of his successes mirror those of Ocean City itself.

Jenkins’…

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Fundraiser planned to help family after fire

By: Josh Davis on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) After a June 26 fire decimated the home of Jennifer Pusey, a small group of citizens banded together on Facebook to help the family get back on their feet.

Christina Ager created the Pusey Family Fire Recovery page in the days following…

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Tai Ji Sushi opens on Baltimore Ave. in downtown OC

By: Clara Vaughn on July 11th, 2014

(July 11, 2014) The owner of Ho Feng Garden in Ocean Pines is bringing Japanese cuisine and sushi to downtown Ocean City at her new Tai Ji Sushi.

The restaurant on Baltimore Avenue offers dine-in and carryout options from noodle dishes to Chinese…

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