Spectacular views at the ALOC
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Spectacular views at the ALOC

The last time I was in the Art League of Ocean City, it was a much different place. It wasn’t just smaller, it was a lot smaller, and…

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Bleak weather in February
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Bleak weather in February

This is part of the annual Year in Review series of essays. It begins with an introduction found here. Whether the Patriots won or the Seahawks lost, February started…

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Bidding a fond farewell to 2015
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Bidding a fond farewell to 2015

As 2015 clunks to a broken down close just in time to be traded in for a shiny new 2016 there’s something of an expectation that media outlets…

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Good attention, good attendance and good dance moves: Ocean City week in review
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Good attention, good attendance and good dance moves: Ocean City week in review

News Santa Con It’s always nice to get a little extra recognition from the national press as a reminder that there’s still so much going on down here…

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Getting down by the ocean: Happy Hour Adventures
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Getting down by the ocean: Happy Hour Adventures

It cannot be argued that the Dunes Manor doesn’t know how to throw a party, or at least not argued convincingly after the Christmas Disco Ball. The Christmas Disco…

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Christmas is taking over the beach!
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Christmas is taking over the beach!

Although Santa’s superhero status is debatable, he has a lot in common with one particular bat-like caped crusader: when the signal is lit, he goes where he’s needed.…

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Summer is coming back, are you?
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Summer is coming back, are you?

No one really uses presses anymore in a way that they would have to be stopped. But if they did, I would say this: Stop! The ! Presses!…

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Ocean City’s a winter wonderland
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Ocean City’s a winter wonderland

The weather has finally decided enough’s enough with playing hard to get, and so the 60 degree days we were given at the tail end of Autumn are…

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Turning vacation into vocation is a family matter: Ocean City stories
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Turning vacation into vocation is a family matter: Ocean City stories

The Croker family’s attitude toward Ocean City was solidified long before they moved to town permanently. In fact, in their recollection of their family vacation is the seed…

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In from the cold and dark: Happy Hour at the Crabcake Factory
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In from the cold and dark: Happy Hour at the Crabcake Factory

The best part about the time change, for those who will accept that there is some possible good in it, is being able to come in from the…

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