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
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
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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
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