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This Week in OC: Two pianos, lots of warriors

If you’re missing Ocean City more than usual on these dreary November days, we’ve got just what you need. This Week in OC, or wherever you are, take a look at our new ‘n improved video pages (or head straight to our Youtube channel) to explore Ocean City even when you can’t be out and about. 

Ocean City Sights & Sounds

Ocean City Restaurant Videos

Ocean City Hotel Videos

Ocean City Bar Hops

That’s all for now. Things are certainly quieting down for the season, but sometimes that’s just how we like it. 

Last Week’s News

Remembering Billy Thompson: Billy, of Billy’s Sub Shop and its many iterations that have been in Ocean City over the years, passed away in his Florida home last Saturday. He’s remembered for his generosity, his storytelling, and for bringing Philadelphia-style hoagies to Ocean City back in 1959. 

Remembering Ocean City icon Billy Thompson, founder of Billy’s Sub Shop

William Thompson, the founder of Billy’s Sub Shop, brought subs and delivery to Ocean City in 1959. Billy passed away on Oct. 27, but his legacy lives on.

Just a drill: The Maryland National Guard joined local first responders in downtown Ocean City for emergency response training called “Operation Tourist Boom.” 

Operation Tourist Boom Underway in Ocean City

WBOC TV 16 is Delmarva’s number one source for breaking news, local news, weather, sports, education and traffic information. WBOC covers Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

The race is on: Among the names that Ocean City residents will see on their ballots on Tuesday are Mayor Rick Meehan and his challenger Joe Hall, a former city councilman. The Town will be offering free bus service on election day to get voters to and from the polling center. No matter where you live, remember to go out and vote on Tuesday! 

10/30/2018 | Election Preview: Ocean City Mayor’s Race | News Ocean City MD

OCEAN CITY — When Ocean City voters head to the polls next week, they will have a pair of familiar names and faces to choose from in the mayor’s


The Dueling Pianos (Nov. 6): The Red Doors, A St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Community Center presents a musical fundraiser, Dueling Pianos, featuring local celebrities Shirley Toms Hailey and Elsworth Wheatley. Shirley and Elsworth will take audience requests for all of your favorite songs. Singing along is strongly suggested!

Storm Warriors 5k (Nov. 10): Run from the Life-Saving Museum to 15th street and back at the annual Storm Warriors 5k Run/Walk. Registration is at 8 a.m. before the race, and the fee is $25. A 5K is 3.1 miles.

Winterfest of Lights (we’re a little early, but it starts Nov. 15): More than one million twinkling lights illuminate the winter sky during Winterfest of Lights. Ride a tram through a winter wonderland while Christmas carols play, then enjoy a hot chocolate or get a picture taken with Santa in the heated Winterfest Village Pavilion. Admission is $5 for adults, while children 11 and under get in for free.

Kristin is a writer and photographer in Ocean City, Maryland, and is the content manager for OceanCity.com and other State Ventures, LLC sites. She loves getting reader-submitted stories and photos, so send her an email anytime. She also works part-time at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Film Festival and lives just off the peninsula with her dog and fiancé. Her photos can be found on Instagram @oc_kristin.

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