Fourth Grade Students At OC Elementary Are Thrilled To Begin Writer’s Workshop

Students from Julie Justice’s fourth grade class at Ocean City Elementary have been thrilled to begin a new Writer’s Workshop program this school year. Above, Brant Skipper, Leah Rohlfing, Layla Powell and Nicholas Purnell work in a small group to assist one another as they develop characters for an upcoming realistic fiction story they will be writing.

Sixty-five SD High School Students Recognized At 12th Annual Presidential Service Award Ceremony

Sixty-five Stephen Decatur High School students were recognized at the 12th Annual Presidential Service Award ceremony on Oct. 2. The recipients logged over 15,000 hours of community service.  Gold honorees (250-plus hours of service) pictured include, back, Jerred Johnson, Emily Scheiber, Emily Case, Dalton Warren, Brody Shockley, Anna Cropper, Allison Shumate and Alexander Lasley; middle, Paige Hastings, Owen Dennis, Matthew … Continue reading

Things I Like

Smooth travel days   A young overachiever   Sullivan’s Island, S.C.   New technology that makes life easier   An old barn that looks like it’s about to fall down   Walking barefoot on freshly cut grass   A tire swing   The first shave with a new blade   Trampoling with my boys   Smell of an old baseball … Continue reading

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Ocean City’s motel industry developed in the mid-1950s following the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the desire of young families for lodging that was casual, inexpensive and that offered easy on-site parking. Within a decade, the vacant land between 15th and 33rd streets became known as “Motel Row.” Motel Row grew from a few initial motels — the … Continue reading

Things I Like

A full rainbow over water   SUPing at Assateague’s bayside   Picking up newspapers while on vacation   Embarrassing myself in front of my kids   Heeding the advice, ‘Just give it to God’   A house with a big living room   Chats with Denny O in our office   Being sore from a workout   Ice cream after … Continue reading