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OC Skate Club’s First Summer Kickoff Contest Was An Instant Classic

On a beautiful day for skateboarding, or for that matter just about any outdoor activity, the Ocean City Skate Club’s contest proved worthy of the outstanding conditions. Dozens of contestants and families turned out Saturday at the Ocean City Skateboard Park for the event, which lasted more than four hours after its 4:30 p.m. start...

Hooked on Houses: The Surf Shack

In 1947 Harry Truman was president, the Polaroid Camera made its debut, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, Miracle on 34th Street premiered, Farrah Fawcett was born, and the Frisbee was invented. In addition, Marvel Enriched Bread was 13 cents a loaf, oranges sold for 49 cents a dozen, a United States Postal stamp was 3 cents, and the average cost of a gallon of gas was 15 cents...

OCHM announces T-Shirt Contest Winners

The Ocean City Historical Museum would like to thank the community for their support in our annual T Shirt contest. We raised more than $1,000 dollars. Thanks to the business sponsors’ generosity we were able to award tremendous prizes to each division. There are 4 divisions: Commercial, Comic, Creative, and Vintage. Each contestant was able to enter a shirt in each division. The public was asked to vote as often as they liked. This contest is not just a fundraiser, it is all about getting the community involved in something fun while creating a buzz about the museum and you creating your own history...

Ocean City Police Department Warns the Public About a Phone Scam

The Ocean City Police Department and surrounding communities have received complaints over the last two weeks from citizens and local businesses pertaining to a phone scam. The scam works like this...

OCPD Weekly Activity Report June 10-16

Calls for Service: 1018 & Daily Average: 145

Father’s Day Weekend Gets Off to Sunsplashed Start in OC

It was a perfect day for Dad to go fly a kite. Or for him to fly ON one. Both activities were in full effect, as were many others Saturday as Father’s Day weekend kicked off in Ocean City. Two men were seen controlling their kites on Park Place beach while two more floated by on parasail rigs. We’re not sure if any of the men were dads, but they seemed to be having fun either way...

Paddleboarders Raise $85,000 For The DRCF & Jon Baker Wins The...

Determined paddleboarders tested their mettle to help raise over $85,000 in donations and sponsorships for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Saturday, June 9. Total funds raised for the event as of this writing are just over $85,000 with donations still coming in. Local businesses donated more than an additional $15,000 in in-kind donations. Despite an impending thunderstorm more than 100 people participated across four events at the 11th annual Paddle For A Cause presented by Curexa Pharmacy in honor and memory of Karen Grant, beginning and ending at Golden Nugget Atlantic City...

Mayor’s Update: June 15

Dear Friends, City Council last night approved a smoking ban for all Ocean City beaches. The ordinance is fitting for “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” and I hope it will allow everybody to enjoy our beaches in the safest and healthiest way. My administration had drafted and recommended the amended local law, which now prohibits smoking on the beach, boardwalk and all public parks and recreational areas. During discussion of the new measure, members of council and the public raised concerns about enforcement, and they are legitimate. It’s not easy to patrol and prevent every infraction across eight miles of crowded summer beaches. But the new law will provide a tool to educate the public. I will instruct our police to ask smokers to stop and to warn them about the new law. The measure takes effect in 20 days, and I hope you all will bear with us during this first summer...

Senior Weekers Enjoy First “Beach Day” in Ocean City

Senior Week is a time that area high school seniors and recent grads traditionally spend a rite of passage week in Ocean City and other local shore towns. 2018 is no exception, although a rainy and chilly start literally put a damper on the festivities for many participants. But on Tuesday, the sun came out, as did beach blankets, Spike Ball equipment, board shorts and bikinis. The Senior Weekers were making up for lost time...