Summer of 1963
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 was enjoying its first summer. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Fleming was at the head of this motel that offered fully equipped efficiencies.
The August special at Vincent et Vincent inside the Hamilton Hotel on the Boardwalk at 3rd Street was a shampoo and set for $3.
Among the movies being played at the Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street were Bye Bye Birdie, starring Dick Van Dyke; The Thrill Of It All, starring Doris Day and James Garner; Irma La Douce (for adults only), starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine; and For Love Or Money, starring Kirk Douglas.
The Fenwick Shopping Center at this time featured Adam’s Food Market, Smith Apparrel, Fenwick Crab House, Fenwick Washette, Edwards 5 & 10 and the U.S. Post Office.
Summer of 1971 Volume XVI Edition No. 13 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Ann Nugent (the boy was not identified). The Aqua Thrill Circus was about to begin its nightly run at Ocean City Convention Hall. Two shows each night were being offered from July 30-Aug. 26. The Hurricane Nite Club and Lounge on … 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 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 1968 Volume XIV Edition 1 Issue Highlights This week’s Resorter Girl was Susan Richardson, who was also featured in the Hess Apparel full-page ad. English’s Chicken & Steak House was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on 15th Street. An editorial, headlined “Theive’s Holiday,” read, “Visit 9th Street any evening and bands of police … Continue reading
Summer of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 7 Issue Highlights Row boat rentals were available from Capt. William Bunting & Son on Talbot Street. Weekly rentals for $175 were being offered at Three Cheers condominium on Baltimore Ave. at 31st Street. Jolly Roger was offering a coupon for free gas at any BP dealer in the country. … Continue reading
Summer of 1969 Volume XIV Edition 3 Issue Highlights The cover girl this week was Joanne Quick, who was also featured in the week’s Hess Apparel ad. An advertisement for Captain William Bunting’s Angler Restaurant spotlighted the “new” 65-foot Angler boat, “built to our specification and fully equipped electronically. Captain Jack Bunting, your skipper …” Oceanfront apartments … Continue reading
Summer of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 9 Issue Highlights A new seawall was under construction at the Inlet. The 300-day job was estimated to cost $374,535, or $1,250 a day. The new structure, replacing a rotted wood bulkhead, will span 875 feet and feature an “immovable foundation of huge boulders rising four feet above the mean low water … Continue reading
Summer of 1956 Volume II Edition 4 Issue Highlights Among the amenities being advertised by the George Washington Hotel were a roof garden, new inner spring mattresses and bellboy service. An ad read, “LAUNCHING … the million dollar Santa Maria … new oceanfront motor hotel to offer you something bigger and better in vacation ease and pleasure. … Continue reading
Summer of 1977 Volume XXIII Edition 5 Issue Highlights Some notable conventions planned for the rest of the year in Ocean City included The Maryland Oil Jobbers Council, Sheraton; Square Dancing–OC Promenaders, Convention Hall; and the Interstate Circulation Managers Association, Sheraton. An opinion piece read, “Week after week, the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals hears, and generally grants, … Continue reading