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5 can’t miss stories from the week

Last week we got out and explored the peninsula as well as Ocean City proper. There was plenty to see and (as you know) we often post our adventures on our Twitter feed as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us at any of those places to see these stories as they come out.

Things go sideways at the Ocean Bowl skate park

The Ocean City skate park turned 40 and there was an amount of fanfare but the focus was on the past and the people who would take the skate park into the future. I got a video to go with my story but missed the memo that Facebook Live is only shot vertically, so the vireo is sideways but still a lot of fun.

Sailing over the Eastern Shore of Virginia

As part of our continuing day trip series, we headed down to the southern part of the peninsula to do a little exploring on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Stay tuned for more stories, but this one is about one of the burgeoning businesses there, Virginia Hang Gliding. It’s just about an hour from Ocean City, but if you make it a part of a bigger day trip it doesn’t matter. Spend a couple hours hang gliding and head out for lunch in one of the cool little towns that dot the distance between Ocean City and Painter, Va. We’ll have more suggestions as the weeks go on, but for now I say hang glide in the morning, lunch at the Island House in Wachapreague, knock around some of the antique stores and museums between there and the Wallops Island Flight Facility visitor center and have dinner in Chincoteague.

Speaking of day trips

Another destination to shortlist for your day trip is Crisfield, Md. It’s the jumping off point for visits to both Tangier Island, Va. and Smith Island, Md. but even if you don’t jump off from there you totally can keep yourself occupied.

Already preparing for next summer

While people are bemoaning the end of summer, the Ocean City Beach Patrol has its eyes on next summer. They’re preparing to hire and train a bunch of new life guards to ensure that next summer goes as smoothly as did this one.

State Visit

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot came by to visit during the MACo conference last week and returned more recently with a big announcement.

Tony Russo
Tony Russohttp://Ossurynot.com
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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