Summer of 1959
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 2nd and 3rd streets.
The New Cross Roads Motor Lodge, located at the corner of Routes 50 and 611, was advertising how it was most convenient to the new Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club and offered filtered water, all private baths and free parking.
Secretary Mrs. Elsie Kline was available at the Chamber of Commerce at 207 N. Philadelphia Avenue to answer tourists’ questions as was Secretary Miss Elizabeth Laws at City Hall’s Information Center.
The Paddock Supper Club at 18th Street was called, “A famous resort landmark rapidly gaining a reputation as the place to dine.”
Summer of 1960 Volume VI Edition 4 Issue Highlights Bernies on Baltimore Avenue was selling beach umbrellas for $7.95, beach chairs for $1.49 and surf mats for $4.95. Jarvis Realtor was announcing “Mallard Island Home Sites” on 15th Street and Teal Drive. Lots were priced $5,000 and up at this time. Managing Director Dr. Charles Purnell was … Continue reading
Summer of 1965 Volume IX Edition 6 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Terri Steele, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page ad. New at Frontier Town this year was a prairie dog colony, a wooded picnic area and U-Driv-Em goat carts. In the column, “Then I Wrote,” the Editor wrote, “One of the … Continue reading
Summer of 1969 Volume XVII Edition 2 Issue Highlights • Hastings Real Estate Inc. listed a 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 … Continue reading
Summer of 1962 Volume VIII Issue 1 Issue Highlights The Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street was showing the following movies: Walk on the Wild Side, Samar, Madison Avenue, Cape Fear, The Night Creature, The Outsider and Lonely Are The Brave. Captain’s Hill was being advertised as the “gracious new waterfront community” west on Route 50. Now here … Continue reading
Summer of 1956 Volume II Edition 4 Issue Highlights Bill’s Famous Ship Café on 14th Street offered the following, according to an ad: cocktail lounge, bar, dining room, Maine lobsters, efficiency apartments, seafood, steaks, chicken, hotel and motel rooms, boats for hire and dockage for private and charter boats. Subscription rates for the Resorter were $1 for … Continue reading
Summer of 1977 Volume XXIII Edition 1 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Diane McCall of Baltimore. • The Surf and Sands Motel and the Satellite Resort Motel were teamed as “The Ocean Motels” in an advertisement, featuring 150 “Tropical Modern Motel Units with 98 Directly on the Oceanfront.” • Featured in the After Dark entertainment listings were … Continue reading
Summer of 1963 Volume VIIII Edition 10 Issue Highlights An editorial, “The Vacant 8 Months,” read, “Late last spring the Mayor and Council were practically forced into hiring a much needed publicity man for Ocean City. Now that the resort has a publicity bureau of sorts we’d like to see town officials vote a small winter budget … Continue reading
Summer of 1961 Volume VII Edition 6 Issue Highlights • New this year at Frontier Town was the Longhorn Saloon & Beef House. • The Diplomat Motor Hotel on 26th Street billed itself as “Ocean City’s Smartest Holiday Address.” You could reach them at “Atlantic 9-7148. • In an editorial, Dick Lohmeyer wrote, “Cullens Jenkins is dead. And with his … Continue reading
Summer of 1977 Volume XXIII Edition 7 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Linda Dilks from Wilmington, Del. She was 22 years old and spending her summer working as a waitress at the Bonfire. The newest oceanfront condominium selling units was The Quay on 107th Street. An advertisement suggested 5% down was all that was needed. … Continue reading