Things I Like

My kids’ faces on Christmas morning

 Warm cupcakes

 A puppy’s smooth belly 

How my son says his prayers

 All-day snow storms 

Driving around the day after a big storm

 he writings of Dr. Suess 

A new snow shovel

 The sweet smell of baking

 A vehicle with a great defrost 

Fast starts to a book


Ways To Survive Bond Bubble

OCEAN CITY – After two equity downturns in the past 10 years, many investors have sought refuge in U.S. Treasuries. A growing appetite for lower-risk bonds has driven prices up and yields down; in early November, three-year Treasuries yields were hovering around a meager 0.5%.But a portfolio that relies too heavily on this kind of… Read more »

What’s Your Sign?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): You’re eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But… Read more »

AGH Adds Pediatrician

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital announced this week the addition of pediatrician Anita K. Pascucci, D.O. to the Atlantic General Hospital/Health System Medical Staff.Pascucci will begin seeing patients at the Atlantic Health Center primary care practice Jan. 10 to help address the demand for pediatrics in Worcester County.Pascucci received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at… Read more »

What’s Your Sign

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely. Also, expect an old friend to contact you.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): It’s not too early for the practical Bovine to begin planning possible changes for 2011. A recent contact can offer… Read more »

Business News

Bank of America’s Monty Sayler and Merrill Lynch’s Ryan Kirby recently presented United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Executive Director Kathleen Mommé with a $7,000 corporate gift from Bank of America for the 2010 United Way Campaign. Submitted PhotoBank Earns 5-Star RatingOCEAN CITY – The Bank of Ocean City has announced that it has… Read more »

Lots To Say About Boardwalk Project

Lots To Say About Boardwalk Project< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">The Boardwalk, and the looming project to overhaul its substructure and surface, has been getting a lot of attention this week.Overall, the consensus is the city should go with a concrete support underneath the promenade but retain the classic wooden planks atop.The following… Read more »

Resort Honors Heroic Acts, Solid Work

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Police Department members and outstanding citizens were recognized for their excellent public safety duties at City Hall this week.Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 19, Christopher Sullivan, general manager of Yang’s Palace restaurant, was sleeping in his apartment over the establishment when he heard a disturbance outside. A car was being… Read more »