Voices From The Readers

Wasteful Actions


I read the article by Tom Horton regarding Ted Wycall’s effort to run a really “green” farm. He has free running chickens instead of caged, natural fertilizer for his vegetables etc. Now come the inspectors, politicians and other assorted agencies with their lists of all the problems with his operation.

As usual a good thing is basically condemned and Mr. Wycall will have to go someplace else to run a green farm. Now the present zoning for his land allows for a seven-unit housing development. A much more needed use.

I would bet that if that farm was proposed by a government agency, the exceptions to the regulations would be approved in no time. Unfortunately, this may be the only letter that addresses these wasteful actions. What a shame.

Tom Boenzli

West Ocean City

Support Appreciated


The Ocean City Downtown Association would like to thank all those who made our annual James Sapia Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 6 such a success.

We must first thank all those who turned out to be with us, and Shenanigan’s Irish Pub for providing the perfect setting.

Adding to the success were the many items offered by local merchants for our silent auction: K-Coast, Walmart, Ocean City Golf, Plak That, Paws and Claws, Wockenfuss, Mug and Mallet, Seacrets, Ocean City Golf Club, Captain’s Table Restaurant, Jolly Roger, Ruark, Eagles Landing, Phillips, Park Place Jewelers, Shenanigan’s, Ocean Lanes, Captain Bill Bunting, Baja Amusements, Grand Prix, Alaska Stand, Ravens, Eagles, Ron Michaels, Coconut Kids, Fat Daddy’s Cutting Crew, Crazy 8’s, Jiffy Lube. Ocean City is the town that keeps on giving.

Of course, we could not have put on the event without the support of our many volunteers: Dave Wheeler, Ray Bradford, Charlie Deal, George Phillips, Beryl Wheeler, Monty Jones, Joe Aydolette, Noah Lowry, Nancy Howard, Sheryl Sallow, Glenn Phillips, Nancy Bradford, Brooks Trimper, Vi Candeloro, Marjorie Hagood, Vickie Barrett, Steve Taylor, Joe Manganello, Lisa Aydolette and our students from Stephen Decatur. They made a great team.

We feel that downtown is the very heart of Ocean City and rendered the first memories for many who have since made it their home. Our mission as a community-based organization created to serve the businesses, resident and visitors to the downtown area is to promote programs that enhance and improve the quality of life for both citizens and vacationers. The spaghetti dinner and the other events we sponsor help us fulfill our mission.

We look forward to seeing you at our 10th Annual Crab Soup Cook Off, Saturday May 10th at Somerset Plaza.

Mary Ann Mangnello
(The writer is the association administrator.)