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The week in Social Media streams

Once again we’ve mined the social media streams for some of the things we think you, our readers, might be most interested in. We also share these stories during the week, but like to have a roundup all in one place. This week nothing dominated the social streams more than the first storm of the year. There was a bunch of damage, but nothing tragic.

Storm summary

All throughout last weekend, we shared and posted the items we thought were relevant, both for their information as well as for their photo value. Many of the photos and videos that were shared by Facebook and Twitter friends on the ground were too fantastic, and we tried to keep track of them so we could give them all their proper due.

I didn't write this, but I compiled it. It's a collection of some of the great photos that were shared with OceanCity.com during the storm.

Posted by Tony Russo on Friday, January 29, 2016

No sooner had the waters subsided than were people out on the beach helping with the cleanup. The pier took a bit of a beating, which was tough, but we’re kind of getting used to the pier taking a beating. What it will be nice to get used to is the number of volunteers who come unbidden to get the debris off the beach.

Shawn J. SoperManaging EditorTeam of Citizen Volunteers Helping with Beach Clean-Up EffortOCEAN CITY- It’s a tedious…

Posted by The Dispatch on Monday, January 25, 2016

Ocean City Council
Goodbye hoverboards, we hardly knew ye (which actually was kinda fine with us).

The council did as many, if not most, of us expected and banned hoverboards from the boardwalk on the outside chance that the fad survives the summer. I guess it is possible. There’s a big difference, though, between the calls for fairness raised by skateboarders and those raised by hoverboarders. “Hoverbarding is not a crime” doesn’t have the same mass appeal and, on some level, it feels a little gross. Maybe it is the old man in me, but hoverboarding appears to be at the intersection of the height of laziness and of pointless consumer gagetry.

Ocean City Officials Vote to Ban Hoverboards in BoardwalkShawn J. SoperManaging EditorOcean City Bans Hoverboards on…

Posted by The Dispatch on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Berlin Electric woes

I haven’t covered Berlin in awhile, but apparently the electric company still can be contentious. I probably is only a matter of time before the renewed calls for its sale. Or maybe not…

Berlin Electric Rates to Increase; Error Costs the Town $435KCharlene SharpeStaff WriterBERLIN– Berlin’s electric…

Posted by The Dispatch on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Food and Leisure

Beer and cheese tasting

I’ve posted a lot about this, and certainly there will be more talk about it in the future, but the beer talk and tasting featuring cheese and beer pairings is promising to be an exciting event. If you can make it, you totally should.

The list is out for the beer talk and tasting next week featuring beers from 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Assawoman Bay Brewing…

Posted by ShoreCraftBeer.com on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Horn and Shell

Had the pleasure of heading out the the Horn and Shell this week for happy hour as well as for lunch. Stay tuned for next week’s Happy Hour Adventures column featuring this new cool West Ocean City bar.

At the new Horn & Shell, in West Ocean City for lunch. Crab Toast with melted cheddar cheese, plus Bruschetta Grilled Cheese with turkey – really good!

Posted by OceanCity.com on Friday, January 29, 2016


Always a pleasure to read and often a pleasure to make, it was fun to see Chef Paul’s column featured something savory.

Sour notes, for lemon tarts, are good things1/21/16 | BY PAUL SUPLEE, CEC PCIIIGood old English curd. As tart and…

Posted by Bayside Gazette on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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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