Summer of 1960
Specializing in honey dipped donuts, Ernie’s Donuts on N. Division Street was open from 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. “See Them Made And Buy Them Hot” was the ad message.
Jarvis Realtor was selling lots in the new Mallard Island — “Ocean City’s Most Exclusive Residential Site.” Lots ranged in size and priced at $5,000 and up.
Rooms with a bath at The Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk, under the direction of Managing Director Dr. Charles W. Purnell, were being offered $11 per day and included ocean and bays views. Running water rooms were being sold for $7 per day.
A story, “Naming Buildings Is Major Project Here,” discussed the challenges owners were facing at the time. It reads, “Titles with the word Sand in them have progressed to the point where they seem to have gotten out of control. They started out sensibly enough with such names as The Salty Sands, the Surf ‘n Sands, the Sandyhill, the White Sands and the Sands. Somewhere along the way the naming of buildings with the word sand in the title became a mania … About the only sand titles left are the Wet Sands, the Dry Sands, the Gritty Sands and who knows someone might even name their new units the Sand-In-Your-Bathing-Suit.”
There were no televisions in the room at Stephen Decatur on the Boardwalk, but there was a lobby television offered for all at no charge.
Amanda Pellerin, a visual clay artist with Young Audiences, is the latest “artist in residence” at Berlin Intermediate School. Students at BIS are creating handmade mugs that integrate math lessons with their personal drawings. Students are creating symbolism and imagery on their mugs from non-fiction and fiction texts from English Language Arts class. Submitted Photos
Worcester Prep Music Teacher Chris Buzby was just nominated by progressiverockcentral.com as “one of the best currently active progressive rock keyboardists and composers in today’s music scene” for his musical output with his internationally known band “echolyn.” Online voting for this award is ongoing through October. Pictured with Buzby are, front, Maya Natesan and Mia Carulli; second row, Maria Deckmann, Dylan … Continue reading
During Fire Safety Week, Ocean City Elementary School was visited by firefighters from the Ocean City Fire Department. Students discussed how to prevent fires from happening at home as well as what they should do if there is a fire at their home. Pictured with firefighter Jordan Braniff are kindergartners Caitlyn Crockett and Cassius Coley.
The funny thing about leaving the family behind for a trip is it only takes a couple minutes for everything to return to normal. I went away last weekend to Charleston, S.C. for a guys’ weekend. It’s the first time since my kids were born that I have been away for two nights without Pam. It was a strange feeling … Continue reading
Each summer students in Grades One through Six at Worcester Preparatory School are invited to compete in a Summer Reading Competition. Top readers for overall books were Myra Cropper with 504 books; Isabella Metz, 170 books; and Olivia Conaway, 105 books. Reading the most pages were Myra Cropper with 80,335; Parker Tingle, 13,474; and Aleezah Ehtasham, 8,928. School wide and … Continue reading
Season of 1977 Volume XXIII Edition 6 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Balti-more resident Dottie Caldwell, who was 21 years old when pictured. • Herb Reed of the Original Platters was stopping in Ocean City at the Hurricane for two shows over the weekend. • All that was required for two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums at The Quay … Continue reading
In Michael Johnson’s third grade class, Chaz O’Hara and Jake Ritz observe and record the characteristics of sneakers during a Showell Elementary science activity.
Worcester Preparatory School Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull ha announced that Aelya Ehtashamhas been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Postcards were a popular form of staying in touch with the folks back home in the days before cell phones and email made communication so easy. Many of the pictures that survive today of Ocean City in the early 20th Century were originally published as postcards. The comic postcard became popular during World War II and every gift shop along … Continue reading