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Ocean City Beach Patrol Works Hard, Rescues 557 Swimmers This Summer

It has been a busy summer season for the Ocean City Beach Patrol. To date, for the season beginning on Memorial Day weekend, there have been 557 rescues on the 42 guarded beaches on the island, Beach Patrol Chief Mark Jamieson said.

Ocean City Happenings: Air Show, Street Rods and Doo Wop

The September fun in Ocean City continues with Street Rod Weekend and with a pair of Ocean City Pops shows featuring cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.”

Ocean City Beach Tag Revenue Down, Overall Solid Season

With throngs of bathers on the beaches of Ocean City on any given day, you wouldn’t think beach tag sales were down from the year before. However, there was a slight dip, largely blamed on rainy forecasts, explained Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer. Through July 31, beach tag sales totaled $3.4 million, down about $68,000 from the same time last year. August figures are not yet available.

Legendary Crooner Clint Holmes to Grace Music Pier Stage

Talk with show biz legend Clint Holmes and you might just end up in a conversation as diverse and wide-ranging as the man himself. Holmes, who steps onto the Ocean City Music Pier stage Sunday night with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, didn’t hold back during an unflinching chat earlier in the week. Among other topics, he took on growing up bi-racial in a virtually all-white suburb of Buffalo N.Y., his fondness for the Jersey Shore, and recollections from decades on the road.

Hooked on Houses: The Last Beach Day

Sea More With Maureen ... This past week I broke my own tried and true rule and left Ocean City for vacation in the summer. But I figured this was OK since I went on a beach vacation in another country. The desire to be near the ocean is universal. On that note, if I was going to leave Ocean City, it needed to be somewhere on the water. No matter where in the world we may be, it is the calming sound of the surf, the warm ocean breezes and the soothing feel of the salt water against our skin that we all cannot seem to get enough of.

Ocean City Police Activity Report Aug. 19–25

The Ocean Police Department activity report for Aug. 19-25 includes 894 calls for service, a daily average of 127. Following is a breakdown of crimes, accidents and other police matters during the week.

Ocean City Happenings in Final Weeks of Summer

Special events will continue uninterrupted in Ocean City through the fall, despite the end of the traditional summer season on Labor Day. Check here for a listing of the city's special events for August and September and all the details.

Donna’s Nails in Ocean City Promises Relaxing Day of Beauty

Donna's Nails and Spa, at 1326 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City, offers a full range of manicures, pedicures and other beauty treatments. Owner Donna Nguyen says the salon is already building up a base of regular customers since opening in June.

Vacationers Enjoy Ocean City in Final Weeks of Summer

Big crowds took advantage of the beautiful weather Sunday for a late summer getaway on the beach in Ocean City. Others strolled the Boardwalk to grab some ice cream or find some bargains at the end-of-the-season sales.

Ocean City’s DAKS Kayaks Offers Relaxation in Nature

DAKS of Ocean City features everything a watersport enthusiast, whether novice or expert, would want when they venture into the ocean or bay. There are plenty of top-of-the-line paddleboards, kayaks, oars, and other necessities to navigate the channels. The business also sells a wide selection of beach essentials, from summer attire to flip flops, life vests and other gear and accessories.