Summer of 1963
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 to the bureau expressly for the purpose of promoting the winter attractions of the resort.”
Mr. and Mrs. Mac B. Jenkins invited guests to their fully air conditioned Madison Motel on Baltimore Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Fleming announced their new Americana Motel on 55th Street, featuring fully-equipped oceanfront efficiencies with a children’s playground and daily maid service.
Resort personality Pete Dumser was playing nightly on the organ in Bill Ahtes famous Ship Café and Marina.
In his After Dark column, Dick Lohmeyer weighed in on the summer of 1963. He wrote, “Not since the 50s has Ocean City enjoyed a season as prosperous as this summer. The first few summers of the 1960s were actually disastrous and many resort businessmen were forced into bankruptcy because of the small crowds, cool summers and severe storms that destroyed numerous oceanfront establishments. Yes, Summer ’63 has been a good season, but the fortunes that appear to be piling up will, in most cases, go directly to the bank to pay the principal for loans that went unpaid in 1961 and 1962.”
Summer of 1973 Volume XIX Edition 3 Issue Highlights • Featured in Fran Huntt’s After Dark were Mary Jane Nelson and Dennis Swin-del, Paddock nite club; Fred Musiani, The Embers; Moe Galante, Pelican Grille; Brent Woodall and Rob Greenberg, the Pier; and Bobby Plegert and Ed Bradley, the Hurricane. • The Sandpiper Restaurant … Continue reading
Summer of 1968 Volume XIIII Edition 4 Issue Highlights This week’s Resorter Girl was Linda Stamp, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page ad. Anglers box lunches were available starting at 5 in the morning from the Angler Restaurant on Talbot Street. Oceanfront one bedroom apartments at the Caliban were being rented for $125 and … Continue reading
Summer of 1978 Volume XXIV Edition 3 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Terry Wooten. • An ad featuring Ames Discount Department Stores promoted two stores – one on Route 50 in Berlin and another on Route 1 in Rehoboth. • Among the features being advertised at the Hurricane on 71st Street was a Best Looking Bathing … Continue reading
Summer of 1965 Volume XI Edition 2 Issue Highlights • In his City Hall Report, Councilman C.H. Shuey wrote, “Since you were here last summer, Ocean City has come of age – no longer is it a narrow strip of sand confined between the Inlet and 41st Street, with but little room to grow. Annexation of former North Ocean … Continue reading
Summer of 1973 Volume XIX Edition 5 Issue Highlights In a Resort Realty Corp. ad for the new 80 East Condominiums, estimated weekly rental income for the summer weeks for the 3-bedroom, 2-bath unit was $300 per week. Seafood platters and a famous pancake variety were advertised in the space occupied by Libby’s Restaurant in Fenwick Island. … Continue reading
Summer of 1979 Volume XXIV Edition 7 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was 21-year-old Kim Waters, who was a waitress at the Hayloft this summer and was planning to travel to New York City to pursue a modeling career. She was photographed in Fenwick Island by Mark Bernard. Jarvis Real Estate was advertising “only five lots left” … Continue reading
Summer of 1962 Volume VIII Edition 8 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Sandra Glee Miller (Jones). An Editorial, “Pride In A Job,” read, “Perhaps the dullless, most unrewarding job in Ocean City is that of trash collector, and yet the men who perform this thankless task go about their business as proudly and efficiently as … Continue reading
Summer of 1955 Volume 1 Edition 1 Issue Highlights • This was the first issue ever of The Resorter. • The covers in the early days of The Resorter were quite different than the later years. At this time, it was published by Wm. A. Dryden and owned by the Eastern Shore Times. • Miss Ocean City 1955 was Lolita “Teensy” … Continue reading
Summer of 1979 Volume XXIV Edition 11 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was 19-year-old Jean McVeigh, an Arnold, Md., resident who took part in the Miss Maryland-USA Beauty Pageant held in Ocean City in March of 1979. • An article on real estate in Ocean City included Mallard Island, which “consists of homes in the $150,000 to $300,000” range. … Continue reading