Scholarship Donated to Help Decatur Graduates

Frank Ruffo, left, a Choptank Board member and Optimist member, presents Rich Caproni, Optimist Youth Foundation endowment chairman, with a $1,000 check. The donation is to support the foundation golf tournament to endow scholarships for Stephan Decatur graduating seniors. The tournament is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Ocean City Golf Club on the Newport Bay… Read more »

Coastal Association Raises Thousands for Habitat For Humanity

The Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) Community Service Committee raised and donated over $2,900 for Habitat For Humanity of Worcester County.  President Jennifer Cropper-Rines, left, presented a check representing the proceeds from the July yard sale held at Grays Corner Professional Center. Habitat plans to use the funds to continue construction on the Flower Street Home… Read more »

Things I Like


A garden full of bright colors Movies with surprising endings A broiled crab cake with tartar sauce Swimming with my sons A nap by the water When a rainy day ends with a beautiful sunset A baby’s pudgy hands Driftwood refinished and hung on a wall The feeling after a moving job is done Ducks… Read more »

Open Houses In and Around Ocean City


OCEAN CITY 703 Excalibur 132nd Street Sat 2-4 2BR/2BA Great Ocean View Poss. Owner Fin. Dotty Ruffo Long & Foster 410-430-1200 NORTH OCEAN CITY 14008 Sea Captain Off 141st Street Sat 1:30-3:30 3BR/2BA Caine Woods Single Family Home Jim White Bud Church Realty Coldwell Banker 443-614-2735 WEST OCEAN CITY Sailor’s Watch Golf Course Road Daily… Read more »

Leaving More Than Money To Family


BERLIN – Eventually, most parents of even modestly substantial means end up thinking long and hard about their legacy. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll probably ask, How much money will we be able to leave to our children? What form should our legacy take? If you own a family business, there are also… Read more »