Snow Hill Park Renovation Planned

SNOW HILL – A $30,000 grant from the state will allow the Town of Snow Hill to begin planning for the renovation of Sturgis Park.The town has been awarded an FY 2017 operating assistance grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The $30,000 grant will fund a concept plan for the park,… Read more »

OC Council Supports Expanding Holiday Decorations

OCEAN CITY — With the holiday season in the books and decorations around Ocean City quietly going away, resort officials this week turned their attention to expanding the town’s Light Up OC campaign in the future.Downtown Association President Kevin Gibbs on Tuesday presented to the Mayor and Council his vision for expanding the resort’s holiday… Read more »

The Knickerbocker Ferry Experiment

The Knickerbocker Ferry Experiment

The Knickerbocker Ferry passes through the Route 50 Bridge in February 1971. Planned as a floating shopping mall with two restaurants and a 200-seat movie theater, the former Staten Island, N.Y., Ferry met with nothing but disaster during her three-and-a-half year stint in Ocean City.Owned by the Washington-based company, Ferryboat Ltd., the boat got stuck… Read more »

Stockton Bridge Repairs Deemed Critical

SNOW HILL – County leaders agreed to seek the support of the Eastern Shore delegation as they work to replace a bridge damaged during an October storm.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved bid documents associated with the replacement of the Big Millpond Bridge near Stockton. At the urging of Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw, they also… Read more »

‘Tremendous’ Turnout For AGH’s Annual Penguin Swim; Early Estimates Show Fundraising Goal Surpassed

‘Tremendous’ Turnout For AGH’s Annual Penguin Swim; Early Estimates Show Fundraising Goal Surpassed

OCEAN CITY – Preliminary totals from this year’s Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) Penguin Swim forecast another successful New Year’s fundraiser.As of Thursday, the hospital has netted a preliminary total of $89,000 from participant and donor contributions, according to Sarah Yonker, marketing director for AGH.Officials with the Penguin Swim are still counting ongoing donations for last… Read more »

Things I Like – January 6, 2017

Feeling fine on New Year’s DayThe costumes at AGH’s Penguin SwimWhen snow and rain is in the forecast and it snowsPenn State’s simple uniformsHoliday weekend crowdsSupportive peopleThat my kids want to go to schoolA smart phone with a quality cameraThat my son made it to his NYE first ball drop in Berlin this yearLeah Remini’s… Read more »

OC Boardwalk Re-Decking Okayed After Survey Finds Many New Boards Needed

OC Boardwalk Re-Decking Okayed After Survey Finds Many New Boards Needed

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s Boardwalk will be getting a re-decking this winter and spring after resort officials approved a low bid for the replacement of many worn and potentially dangerous boards.At Tuesday’s meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins presented a proposal to replace hundreds of boards along the entire length of the Boardwalk that… Read more »