Resort’s Ocean Bowl Skate Park Celebrating 40 Years; Anniversary Event’s MC Discusses Facility’s Importance

Photos courtesy of Brad Hoffman

OCEAN CITY — There was a time in Ocean City, albeit prior to 1976, when kids didn’t have a dedicated place to skateboard. Local promoter Brad Hoffman remembers that time well as he was one of those “punk” kids who were skating anywhere they could in the resort, grinding on the concrete banks at Trimper’s… Read more »

Council Passes Emergency Ban Against ‘Chumming Or Blood-Baiting From The Beach’; City Cites Growing Problem With Big Sharks Brought Ashore

A shark is pictured being brought ashore on 132nd Street earlier this month. Submitted Photo

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials on Monday passed an emergency ordinance banning an increasingly popular type of shark fishing from the beach that is bringing some big predators right up on the shore. In response to citizen complaints and concerns, the Mayor and Council passed an ordinance on Monday night that bans shark fishing from… Read more »

Q&A With Andy Grammer, Musician Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour, Including Freeman Stage Stop

On playing at a smaller venue like The Freeman Stage on Sept. 3, Grammer said, “there’s something about being able to get more intimate and make sharper turns with smaller crowds because they can handle it. When you’ve got a huge audience, it’s tough to do small inside jokes. Submitted Photo

Rebecca Evans Staff Writer SELBYVILLE — With an upcoming tour and new album, multi-platinum selling artist Andy Grammer does not have a moment to spare. Beginning at the end of August, Grammer is embarking on his 2016 U.S Tour with fellow headliner Gavin DeGraw. While travelling across the country, stopping to perform at over 40… Read more »

AGH’s Regional Cancer Care Center Will Provide ‘Critical Services On Our Hospital Campus In Our Community’

A rendering of Atlantic General Hospital’s new Regional Cancer Care Center is shown from Route 113. Submitted Image

BERLIN – With the Town of Berlin last month approving construction of a new comprehensive cancer care center, Atlantic General Hospital executives announced project details this week. The new 18,000-square-foot facility, which will sit on the corner of Route 113 and Old Ocean City Boulevard, will provide one centrally-located, convenient facility for the care and… Read more »

Construction Begins Again On New Berlin Activities Center

Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – Construction of the long-discussed activity center proposed for Old Ocean City Boulevard began this week. Equipment is now moving on the piece of land across from the former Tyson property pegged for a youth activity center featuring daycare and gymnastics. The project, first proposed by Carmella Solito of Twisters Gymnastics in 2011, received… Read more »