Clear 64°F Clear
Sign Up|Sign In|Contact|Advertise

Categories

News & Info

Sail Back In Time Aboard the Spanish Tall Ship El Galeon Andalucía

By: Anthony Towey on July 28th, 2014

In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers sailed around the world searching for new lands and trade routes to help improve their nation’s wealth and resources.  Many spent weeks, if not months, at sea as they traveled from continent to continent. …

Read More


So how is business for you this summer?

By: PhilJ on July 25th, 2014

 

By Phil Jacobs

Editor

Every day during the season, Donna Abbott, director of Ocean City Tourism, takes a ride along Coastal Highway.

She’s checking parking lots for volume and getting a feel for the traffic. And she can tell just how…

Read More


This week in OC: July 25-31, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 25th, 2014

With a couple little things like the month-long Tall Ship Event and the multimillion dollar White Marlin Open lurking on the horizon, it’s easy to get caught looking ahead to August. Before you start thinking of boarding El Galeon or …

Read More


The Good Farm volunteers thanked with free veggies

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

The Good Farm is again offering free vegetables in exchange for volunteer labor.

Located at Mariner’s Country Down on Sinepuxent Road off Route 611, the Good Farm grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables without the use of artificial…

Read More


Majority home owners plan key renovations

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014)  Majority of home owners plan renovations

A recent news release from realtor.com, showed that 67 percent of consumers say they’re planning a home renovation within the next six months.  The information was gathered …

Read More


OCMC presents sixth ‘Heels and Reels’ women’s contest

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Female anglers of all ages will cast their lines next Friday and Saturday during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s sixth annual “Heels and Reels” Ladies Tournament.

“We started the ladies tournament after many requests…

Read More


Soufflés type of baked mousse

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) The approach to comprehension must emphasize a cognitive perspective. Exploring all possibilities emulsifies personal preferences which are the essence of a chef. Imagination is in the eye of the beholder which creates …

Read More


Beach dangerous place to be during lightning and thunder

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Have you ever wondered why the lifeguards make people leave the beach when it is just thundering or a little bit of lightning or perhaps it might appear to be a nice sunny day?

The beach is probably one of the worst places to be when…

Read More


Police 07/25/2014

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

Theft at metal detector

A 21-year-old Landisville man was charged July 20 with theft of less than $1,000 after allegedly stealing a wallet after it went through a metal detector.

The wallet’s owner had put it, along with his watch and cell …

Read More


Ants move into Kemp’s home, she quickly kicks them out

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Let’s talk about the birds and the bees. Oops, I meant to say ants.

Thanks to the ants, I’m really being bugged by my puter. Oh yeah folks, there is a connection. I watch what I say and what and whom I write about these …

Read More


Inaugural Big Fish Classic final registration, July 25

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Talbot Street Pier is the original spot where some of the first fish caught off the coast of Ocean City were weighed. Nearly 100 years ago, the pier in downtown Ocean City was bustling with activity as anglers took their daily catches…

Read More


Berlin 9-10 All-Star squad state champs; eye reg. title

By: Josh Davis on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Berlin crowned its second Little League state champions this month, as the 9-10 All-Star team beat Valley, 9-4, last Thursday in Williamsport, Md. to advance to regional play.

Berlin jumped out to an early lead, scoring six …

Read More


OC woman stabs boyfriend, now facing multiple charges

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

A 45-year-old Ocean City woman was charged July 13 with first- and second-degree assault after reportedly stabbing her boyfriend in West Ocean City.

Maryland State Police were called to the Sea Isle Motel at 12720 Ocean Gateway for the reported…

Read More


Leery of contract extension

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

 

Editor,

During their July 14, the Ocean City Council confirmed their June 24 vote to extend the MGH advertising contract for three additional years.

This additional vote resulted from Council Member Margaret Pillas, who…

Read More


What a way to start vacation

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

 

Editor,

One of the high priority items on page 25 of Ocean City Manager David Recor’s strategic plan update given to the Council during the July 7 meeting was a proposal for a License Plate Recognition Program for Route 90.…

Read More


Improvements set for water system

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the request of Public Works Director John Tustin to move forward with the first phase of water system improvements for the Mystic Harbour Sanitary Service Area.

“It’s in the five-year…

Read More


Paddling for a purpose

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

 

Editor,

At Coastal Kayak, in Fenwick Island, Del. our “Paddle for a Purpose” campaign is four years old now.

So far in 2014 we have been able to help four area non-profits: Horseshoe Crab Conservation Fund, Marine Education,…

Read More


Another regulatory scheme?

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

 

A $50 fee on a small selection of games isn’t going to put anybody out of business, although it makes Boardwalk arcade owners bristle. That isn’t the problem with the proposed regulations by the state’s Lottery and …

Read More


Philadelphia man charged with first-degree burglary

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

A Philadelphia, Pa., man who ran from Ocean City police after a traffic stop July 8 was charged with first-degree burglary and other crimes.

A police officer stopped Lucas Careem Weldon III at 32nd Street at about 4 p.m. because the registration…

Read More


We want our royalty here as well

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

 

My recollection of American history may be fuzzy, but I am almost positive that we won the War of Independence AND the War of 1812, the latter being a do-over awarded to Great Britain because it didn’t understand “No,”…

Read More


‘Clamming for a Cure’ kayak relays at Fish Tales, Sunday

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Put your kayaking and clamming skills to the test this Sunday during Fish Tales Bar & Grill’s fifth annual “Clamming for a Cure,” a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

Donna Harman, who owns the 22nd Street bayside…

Read More


Guido’s given strong warning from board

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

The owner of Guido’s Burritos at 33rd Street received a stern warning, but no penalty, last week from the Board of License Commissioners for enlarging the area where he may serve alcohol without notifying the board.

“We will dismiss the…

Read More


Isle of Wight Bay Wade-In, Sat.

By: Clara Vaughn on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Join Assateague Coastal Trust in celebrating clean water tomorrow at the third annual Isle of Wight Bay Wade-In and second annual Race for Swimmable Bays.

The local event is part of Swimmable Water Weekend, a global celebration…

Read More


Missing Dunes Manor Hotel founder’s portrait located

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

) The cherished portrait of a most beloved Ocean City woman was regrettably lost and thankfully found this week.

Some person or persons stole the portrait of Thelma Conner from the lobby of the Dunes Manor Hotel she founded in 1987.

A security…

Read More


Junior anglers in spotlight during OCMC Kid’s Classic

By: Lisa Capitelli on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 10th annual Kid’s Classic tournament last weekend was well attended, as 312 junior anglers reeled in fish after fish.

“They caught countless fish, everything from flounder to spot to croaker…

Read More


Pinch Me Therapy Dough to help users relieve stress

By: Clara Vaughn on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Pinch Me Therapy Dough hit the online market a month ago and has been providing an innovative approach to stress relief ever since.

The brainchild of Nancy Rothner, the product lives up to its name, combing a pliant putty with …

Read More


Florence Phillips Murray

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Ocean City

Florence Phillips Murray, 93, died peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the home of her son in West Ocean City.

Born in Bishop, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Carsley King. She was preceded in death …

Read More


Ralph Johnson Jr.

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Ocean City

Ralph Johnson Jr., 76, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at AGH in Berlin.

He was born Jan. 11, 1938 in Westover, Md. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Johnson Sr. of Showell, Md. and Dorothy Dryden Johnson…

Read More


Music and ministry festival in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Hundreds will flock to the beach next week for three days of music, praise and worship at the 20th annual Jesus at the Beach Music and Ministry Festival.

Churches, youth groups and individuals are invited to attend the free event,…

Read More


Isle of Wight Boat Festival scuttled for now

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

The Boaters Aid Family Fun Music Festival planned for Isle of Wight Bay is postponed again.

Promoter Allen Barzak had hoped to hold the festival July Fourth weekend, but had to delay it because so much work still needed to be done. He said last …

Read More


Elizabeth Mary McDermott

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Snow Hill

Elizabeth Mary McDermott, a woman who drove Corvettes and Jaguars, but could make her eight-person conversion van look just as good, passed away on July 11, 2014. Liz was a woman who never met a stranger and could often be…

Read More


Lois Ann Jones

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Berlin

Lois Ann Jones, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Lambert Ayres Hastings and Roxie Parsons Hastings. She was preceded in death…

Read More


MAAC to recommend ramp closures for general public

By: Nancy Powell on July 25th, 2014

The Ocean Pines boat ramps should be closed to the public, the Marine Activities Advisory Committee will recommend to the board of directors.

The committee will write a motion clarifying that fact to give to the board, MAAC Chairman Frank Watkins…

Read More


Gertrude E. “Trudy” Evans

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Bishopville

Gertrude E. “Trudy” Evans, 83, of Bishopville, Md. died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown, Del.

Trudy was born in Athol, Md. She was the daughter of the late Roland and Mary (Majors) Tawes.…

Read More


Amye Hottel Childs

By: OCsue on July 25th, 2014

07/25/2014

Brookeville

Amye Hottel Childs, 80, of Brookeville, Md. passed away on July 16, 2014. Born on her family’s farm in Brookeville, she was the daughter of the late Durus C. and Evolyn Knotts Hottel.

She is survived by her husband of…

Read More


Police eye behavior of Cruisin’ OC followers

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) The city’s Police Commission took a serious look last week at placing a greater onus on business owners who tacitly permit the bad behavior characteristic of many of the resort’s automotive events.

The commission hosted…

Read More


SHA disputes traffic impact study

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) An apparent snafu in the traffic study for the new Marriott Hotel, under construction at the west end of 61st Street, could waylay the project – but those involved are confident the State Highway Administration will resolve…

Read More


Site plans OK’d for zoning

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved site plans last week for two projects in key locations in the resort.

The Burger King on the southwest corner of Coastal Highway and 33rd Street will be torn down this September…

Read More


St. Louis Ave. to be narrowed in favor of park area

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) With the deed in hand for a scant three weeks, the Town of Ocean City is already re-working other projects to allow for the anticipated redevelopment of the downtown park area recently acquired from Worcester County.

The city…

Read More


Festival of Boats parade returns to Pines

By: Josh Davis on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) After a seven-year hiatus, the Festival of Boats parade returns to the community on Saturday, July 26.

The revived and expanded event now includes family entertainment, games and concessions by Kiwanis.

“The event had…

Read More


Berlin Intermediate All-Star team chasing regional title

By: Josh Davis on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Overcoming an early-inning scare, the Berlin Intermediate All-Star team advanced to the regional semifinals after thrashing New York, 17-5, on Tuesday.

“That New York team came out like gangbusters on us,” said Berlin…

Read More


State will further regulate specific games; fees added

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Despite some media hyperbole in the past two weeks, big brother isn’t coming for our arcade games – yet.

The only certain thing for now is that machines dispensing prizes worth $30 or more will be required to have a $50 license,…

Read More


Margotta resigns amidst controversy in department

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) The Town of Ocean City will be looking to fill another top-level vacancy this year, as Planning and Community Development Director Matt Margotta has resigned his position as of Friday, Aug. 29.

Margotta’s departure comes…

Read More


Clothing changes out in restrooms

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) If it seems like your wait for the Boardwalk bathrooms has been getting more and more stressful lately, it’s not in your head. Nor is your bladder getting smaller.

Rather, City Hall has even started to take notice of the increasingly…

Read More


More people, more Tasers? June zaps high

By: Zack Hoopes on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) Of all the ways to measure how many people are in town, the number of folks who get zapped in a given month probably isn’t the most telling.

Nevertheless, City Council allowed its ongoing tensions over the resort’s tourism…

Read More


Store where style, accessories, food goes to the dogs

By: Clara Vaughn on July 25th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) When visitors walk into West Ocean City’s newest boutique, a pack of friendly pups donning bright outfits greets them at the door.

Together with mother-daughter duo, Virginia and Amanda Knauff, who own the store, rescues…

Read More


Phillips Seafood celebrates 100th anniversary in 2014

By: Clara Vaughn on July 24th, 2014

(July 25, 2014) An Ocean City institution is celebrating 100 years of bringing fresh seafood to customers this summer.

Phillips Seafood launched its centennial celebration last Thursday in its 1,400-seat restaurant that occupies nearly…

Read More


Thrifty Thursday: July 24, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 24th, 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. …

Read More


Beach Patrol Crew Comps Set for Saturday

By: Anthony Towey on July 24th, 2014

The members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol spend the summer vigorously training, attending mandatory safety meetings, and manning life guard stands to protect our visitors while they enjoy our beaches and ocean. Each Beach Patrol crew …

Read More


Out & About: July 25-31, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 24th, 2014

FRI. July 25

MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Free movie featuring “Enchanted.” Take a chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326.

STARPOWER NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION – Ocean City convention

Read More


Appearing Live: July 25-31, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on July 24th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
July 25: Go With the Flo, 9 p.m.
July 26: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
July 31: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

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

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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,…

Read More


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…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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.…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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…

Read More


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,…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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,…

Read More


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, …

Read More


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 …

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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,…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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.…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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 …

Read More


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…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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 …

Read More


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…

Read More


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.…

Read More


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.…

Read More


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,…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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…

Read More


Ocean City Maryland Hotels and Info for the Perfect OC Vacation | OceanCity.com
Get SocialGet Social
Facebook Twitter Flickr Pinterest