Love was in the air. And also on Asbury Avenue.
Last minute shoppers, couples enjoying intimate meals, merchants helping make Valentine’s Day wishes come true. It was all on display Thursday as Ocean City celebrated Valentine’s Day.
This south facing, recently uplifted single family home is a 3/2 plus large bonus room currently used as a fourth bedroom/office in the desirable Bay Landings neighborhood. Backyard is privacy fenced, has large outdoor shower, raised hot tub, bbq area, custom tree/playhouse & large deck w/steps to den. Backyard has entrance to full footprint, under house storage area with concrete floor & 6’+ ceiling. This area and the garage combine for over 1100 sq. ft. of storage! Interior has upgraded door hardware, new 5” baseboard & new 2 zone high efficiency HVAC. 1st fl w/Maple H/W and LVP floors. 2nd fl W/W carpet in bedrooms. 1st floor has open feel with working wood stove & newly remodeled kitchen w/granite counter tops, new dishwasher, duel fuel oven & refrigerator. Eat in peninsula with bar stools & pass through countertop to dining room brings in lots of light. Garage entry to mud room off kitchen that serves as laundry area & pantry. 1st fl BA remodeled with step in shower. Second floor features restored BA with tiled tub surround, wainscoting & beautiful raw edge maple countertop. Bonus room leaves plenty of space as a fourth bedroom/office with views of marsh & bay. What we love about the house: views from every room; summer nights on the covered front porch with mature trees; the incredible sunsets along with breezes and security from flooding. There is proximity to the bike path, sounds of waves, the warmth of the wood stove on those cold winter days & all that storage!
Just as we take steps to keep ourselves healthy through the changing of the seasons, we need to do the same with our home. Heating and air conditioning units that aren’t properly maintained and cleaned can cause additional allergens and particles to circulate around your home.
Has it really been over a quarter-century since an up-and-coming New Jersey jam-band named Blues Traveler founded H.O.R.D.E. Festival, which boasted like-minded acts such as Phish, Spin Doctors, and Widespread Panic? While seemingly hard to believe, time is a thief. Some sights and sounds before the show around the Ocean City Music Pier would’ve felt familiar outside an amphitheater in Summer 1992. Phish tour t-shirts, tie-dye, Grateful Dead’s “Big Railroad Blues” playing inside the men’s room. Rain came down out on the boardwalk, but didn’t appear to dampen spirits...
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Some kids play basketball. Some kids take dance.
And then there are those who dabble in something a bit more involved.
They make robots.
A group of middle school students do just that. Since their schools don’t have robotics clubs, the budding engineers created their own.
Emma Savov, 14, her brother, Alex, 11, and Farley O’Brien, 13, all of Linwood, and Nate Fontana, 13, of Somers Point, worked together over the last year to create a robot that they use in competitions.