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Season of 1973

Volume XIX

Edition 9


Issue Highlights


Tom Ward’s Designer’s Showcase at 1816 Philadelphia Avenue offered furniture, carpeting, draperies, lighting and accessories.


An article reported, “The town council was down in Virginia the other week, watching the construction of an underwater sand fence. The sand fence is constructed of steel and shaped like a triangle. It is made in sections about 20 feet long. The whole thing, when it is assembled, is about 1,000 feet long. It is dropped in place by a helicopter. The guy who invented the device is named John M. Potter. He is trying it out at Virginia Beach. Mayor Kelley thinks it could work here, if it works there.”


An article on the 11th anniversary of the March 1962 storm reported, “The cause of the storm seems to have been a matter of dispute among some. One citizen claimed the storm resulted from Col. John Glenn’s trip into outer space, while another declared President Kennedy’s decision to renew nuclear testing in the atmosphere brought on the menace.”


John Donaway Furniture had two locations at this time — 130th Street in Ocean City and Main Street in Berlin.




The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1959 Volume V Edition 1   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 … Continue reading

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Summer of 1963 Volume VIII Edition 6 Issue Highlights • This week’s model for the Hess Apparel store on 9th Street’s full-page ad was Genevieve Sapia. • The Syl-Mar Shop was advertising “Buy It Where You Wear It” for its Baltimore Avenue store located on Talbot Street. • An editorial, “Democracy At Work,” read, “The Ocean City area accounts for … Continue reading

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Summer of 1975 Volume XXI Edition VI Issue Highlights • This week’s Resorter Girl was 22-year-old Diane Simpson, an Ocean City resident who spent the summer of 1975 working as a cocktail waitress at the Sand Bar, where her husband, Ken, worked as a bartender. • At the new Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, two- and three-bedroom condominiums were priced beginning … Continue reading

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Summer of 1977 Volume XIII Edition 7   Issue Highlights   • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was 17-year-old Nancy Machado, an Oxen Hill resident who worked at South Moon Under • In Donaway Furniture’s ad, the motto was “We Just Look Expensive …” It also read “Master Charge & Bank Americard Honored.” • Among stores included at Shantytown in West Ocean City were … Continue reading

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Summer of 1969 Volume XVII Edition 2 Issue Highlights •Hastings Real Estate Inc. listed an one-bedroom oceanfront condominium for sale for $19,950, including “wall to wall carpet” and “paneled walls.” •A free coupon for the Sky Monorail was included in the bayfront Playland Amusement Park’s ad on 65th Street. •In his After Dark column, which spotlighted the local nightlife scene … Continue reading