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 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
Summer of 1972 Volume XVI Edition 2 Issue Highlights At this time, Ames Discount Department Stores were advertising specials at three locations — Seaford, Del., Salisbury and Pocomoke City. Among Dick Lohmeyer’s “Things I Like” were cream chipped beef on French fried potatoes, afternoon naps, picnics anytime, anywhere, peanut chews at the movies and fried Maryland tomatoes. … Continue reading
Summer of 1970 Volume XVI Edition 6 Issue Highlights This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Diana Holmes, who was also featured in the Hess Apparel full-page ad. Hosts Mr. and Mrs. R. Marbury Stamp invited guests to the North Winds Motel on 55th Street and the bay. Guests at the Dixie Room, inside the Colonial Motel on … Continue reading
Summer of 1970 Volume XVI Edition 2 Issue Highlights Mr. and Mrs. R. Marbury Stamp invited guests to the North Winds Motel on 55th Street, featuring a wading pool, free rowboats, playgrounds and a swimming pool. The Beer Pub on 21st Street in Phillips Square was offering “all brands at popular prices” and “Cold Duck in fifths, … Continue reading
Summer of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 7 Issue Highlights Initial offering prices for two-bedroom, two-bath units in the new Oceana Oceanfront Condominiums were advertised at $44,000. Spring 1973 occupancy was expected for the new development between 82nd and 83rd streets. At this time, the Bank of Ocean City only had two locations — 59th Street and Dorchester Street. Maryland Governor … Continue reading
Summer of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 5 Issue Highlights The Caliban Corporation was advertising its latest oceanfront condominium, High Point North, on 112th Street. Prices for one- and two-bedroom units were began at under $40,000. Featured in the “Many Faces of Ocean City” were Mary Gunion, South Moon Under; Ronnie Bassett, Parker Real Estate; Bruce Esender, Sand Bar; Steve Malfa, … Continue reading
Summer of 1971 Volume XVII Edition 5 Issue Highlights • At Davis Promotions’ Rod and Custom Show at the OC Convention Show, “The Original Corvette” was being featured with $1,000 in prize money and trophies on the line. • The featured model in the Hess Apparel advertisement was Karen Moore, who was modeling a suit by Poppy Swimwear. … Continue reading
Summer of 1975 Volume XXI Edition 4 Issue Highlights • Captain Bill Bunting’s Restaurant and Marina on Talbot Street and the bay opened at 5 a.m. every day. • Sixteen varieties of pancakes was offered till 2 p.m. at the Stokes’ Steak & Sea “behind the pumps” on 67th Street. • Owners/Managers Bill and Jean Fleming invited guests to the … Continue reading