Summer of 1959
Some of the new enhancements made to private sector businesses before the 1959 season was “a complete rebuilding program with new units being added on the Inlet and bayside to practically double the capacity” at the Oceanic Motel.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hodkinson, owners/managers, invited guests to The Purnell apartments between 2nd and 3rd streets.
The New Cross Roads Motor Lodge, located at the corner of Routes 50 and 611, was advertising how it was most convenient to the new Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club and offered filtered water, all private baths and free parking.
Secretary Mrs. Elsie Kline was available at the Chamber of Commerce at 207 N. Philadelphia Avenue to answer tourists’ questions as was Secretary Miss Elizabeth Laws at City Hall’s Information Center.
The Paddock Supper Club at 18th Street was called, “A famous resort landmark rapidly gaining a reputation as the place to dine.”
Worcester Prep 10th grade biology students, under the direction of teacher Jenn Corron, conducted observations in science with Cathy Auxer’s and Tracey Berry’s kindergarten students. The students worked together to make their own version of scientific slime. With help from the older students, the kindergartners followed a recipe, measured ingredients and mixed colors. Above, sophomore Jonathan Ruddo guides kindergartner Anna … Continue reading
The show, “Broadchurch” Running outside in January Quiet, uneventful days Packing for a warm destination That my kids like going to church A bookcase with leather-bound books Finding money when I clean my truck Crab dip with capers Watching kids ice skate at the Carousel Leaving the office after deadline is … Continue reading
Worcester Prep kindergartner Mario Dahr has fun working with sophomore Davis Taylor during a recent science class.
There’s a time to take life seriously, and that’s the case more often than not for me, but most of the time when it comes to my boys I try hard not to do it. That way I can enjoy and laugh at all their random weirdness and goofiness along the way. Laughing truly is the best medicine for the … Continue reading
Craig Birckhead-Morton, seventh grader at Snow Hill Middle School, donated over 100 books recently to Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS). The books were donated to help the WYFCS’ current book drive in progress. Once the effort is completed, all books will be donated to Books for Africa, a program helping to stock library shelves in African countries. … Continue reading
On Jan. 10, the Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 held its annual Hoop Shoot Contest at Worcester Prep Auditorium. The winners in three age groups, divided into boys and girls, will go to the next level in route to the Grand National Convention in Indianapolis this coming July. Winners for the boys were, above from left, Riley Callahan, 8-9-year-olds, Buckingham … Continue reading
Lori Sullivan’s first graders at Showell Elementary have been busy getting ready for the Science Fair. They have been researching snakes and discovering the differences between poisonous and non-poisonous ones. Each student also constructed their own snake model and enjoyed sharing their creations with their classmates to learn from one another. Pictured, back, from left, are Emma Walsh, Beckham Shaffer, … Continue reading
Phillips Crab House began as a small seafood carryout on the corner of Philadelphia Avenue and 21st Street in 1956 and quickly expanded to become one of Ocean City’s most popular restaurants. There was no more prestigious summer job for a girl in the 1960s and early 1970s than to be a waitress at Phillips. The prospective servers were handpicked … Continue reading
Winners for the girls in the Elks Lodge’s Hoop Shoop Contest were, from left, Sumira Jehgal, 10-11, Buckingham Elementary; Emily Stitely, 12-13, Berlin Intermediate; and and Eleni O’Brian, 8-9, Worcester Prep. Submitted Photos