Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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In April 2013, the Mayor and City Council, acting on a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Committee, decided to get rid of the five wooden beach toys that had delighted kids for nearly 20 years. The playground-style toys had been donated by local business owners and placed on the beach each summer. They consisted of a pirate ship, a plane, a castle, a train and a big wheel truck.

The kids loved them but the beach toys had become safety hazards, due to splinters and unsupervised play. Several injuries had occurred while children were playing on them. In addition, late-night activities, such as underage drinking and the use of the beach toys for public restrooms, confirmed the council’s decision to make them part of Ocean City’s history.

The city is currently researching other options, but no decision is imminent.

Photo by Bunk Mann

Ravens Roost #44 Awards Nine Graduating Seniors With Scholarships

At the June meeting of Ravens Roost #44, Ocean City, President Tom Maly presented $15,200 in scholarship awards to nine graduating seniors. Pictured, from left, are  Carly Berterman $500, Decatur; Daniel Beck, $2,200, Decatur; Erin Florek, $2,200, Decatur; Karlie Smith, $2,200, Indian River; Samuel Izzo, $2,200, Indian River; Hannah Esham, $2,200, Worcester Prep; Derek McGee, $500, Sussex Tech.  Not pictured … Continue reading

The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1963 Volume VIIII Edition 7   Issue Highlights   The Adventure Floating Homes company was marketing heavily in Ocean City, offering a sample house that was open daily at Ship Café. An ad read, “A real honest-to-goodness year-around house that actually floats. Priced much lower than the average summer home.”   The new Americana Motel on 55th Street … Continue reading

Nineteen Eighth Graders At SD Middle School Receive Awards For Straight A’s

Nineteen eighth graders at Stephen Decatur Middle School recently received awards for straight A’s for the two years they attended SDMS. Pictured, back row from left, are Maggie Bunting, Trent Chetlet, Shane Cioccio, Ryan Danaher, Zachary Davis, Jamie Ditzel, Rachel Gillin, Justine Graham, Shea Griffin and Emily Hurley; and, front, Maya Knepp, Michael Mareno, Stephanie Marx, Laila Mirza, Rachel Prengaman, Eli … Continue reading

SD High School Foreign Language Students Explore France And Spain

Stephen Decatur High School foreign language students explored France and Spain during a nine-day cultural tour in May. During their experience, they toured numerous landmarks in Barcelona and Paris, including the Palace of Versailles where they are shown. Pictured, back row from left, Lacey Sterner, Zach Eslin, Chase Eslin, Barbara Reyes, Barrett Moncure, Alex Terlizzi, Emily Kate Kolarik, Max Pyles … Continue reading

Things I Like

Watermelon on the beach   How excited my kids get about water parks   A sunrise photo featuring dolphin   Starting the day with a pool dip   A man hugging his adult son   Quiet worriers   Proving a rumor wrong   Pictures of little kids with big fish   A marina on a good fishing day   Not … Continue reading