Season of 1959
Manager Bob Harman welcomed guests to the Sea Scape Motel, “The Finest Ocean City has to offer,” according to its advertisement. The ad copy read, “Long a favorite of discriminating vacationers, The Seascape Motel this year brings to Ocean City a newer, bigger, more modern motel where the accent is on luxury.”
In a story headlined, “Convention Center Seen Here By 1960,” it was reported, “Even when the state agrees to finance a center here, the biggest obstacle will still be awaiting the planners. That is the local bickering on where the hall should be located. Some will want it on the Boardwalk in the downtown section. Other will want it on the Boardwalk in the north section. Still others will want it on the bay, and whether guided by selfish or civic-minded motives, the various groups will fight most vigorously for their selection.”
Robert Mitchum, a native of the Eastern Shore who at this time had just bought a ranch in the area, was featured in “The Angry Hills,” which was to open at Showell Theatre this month.
Open noon to midnight, Phillips’ Crab House Seafood Restaurant was located mid-block between 20th and 21st streets at this time.
An ad for the Stowaway Motel boasted, “52 bright modern units are contained in this new beautiful luxury motel. All rooms are tastefully decorated, air-conditioned for hot weather and efficiently heated for the few cool off-season days.
Summer of 1971 Volume XVI Edition 3 Issue Highlights • The Resorter Girl this week was Kathy Forbes, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page advertisement. • New for the summer at Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Moore’s Gateway Motel on 48th Street was the addition of five-channel color televisions to the rooms and telephones in all units. … 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 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