Ocean City Scores Lone U.S. ‘Celtic Yuletide’ Performance During Holidays


OCEAN CITY – A two-time Emmy award nominee, producer and singer is bringing his production, “Celtic Yuletide” to the Ocean City Convention Center for one performance this Saturday, Dec. 3 Michael Londra, an Irish singer and lead voice of Riverdance on Broadway, said the Ocean City performance will be the only U.S. concert for the… Read more »

Worcester Tourism Director Wins Statewide Honor; Post-Labor Day School Campaign Also Recognized

Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger, at left center, received the 2016 Maryland Tourism Person of the Year award from Frederick County Tourism Director John Fieseler, left, and Prince George’s County Tourism Director Matt Neitezy during the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit.

OCEAN CITY – Industry leaders named Worcester County’s own Lisa Challenger Maryland Tourism Person of the Year for 2016. At the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit held this month in Baltimore, Challenger, who has served as head of Worcester County tourism since 1989, was awarded the honor for her commitment to the industry. “To be… Read more »

Fed Judge Blocks President’s Overtime Change, Winning Praise From Small Businesses


OCEAN CITY – Ocean City area businesses received a reprieve this week after U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant granted a national injunction against new overtime rules that take effect Dec. 1. The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to appeal the injunction, according to Vanessa Sinders, senior vice president of the American Hotel and… Read more »

AGH’s New Cancer Center To Be Named After Jack Burbage


BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital Foundation unveiled the name of the hospital’s new cancer center at the Foundation’s annual Thanks for Giving event on Wednesday. Michelle Fager, co-chair of the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future, announced that the new cancer center will be named the John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center… Read more »

FEMA’s Decision To Adjust Flood Zone Maps Called ‘Critical Win For Ocean City’

Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — Many resort oceanfront property owners could be getting a kick-back on exorbitant flood insurance premiums after a federal agency agreed there were flaws in the mapping of Ocean City’s most vulnerable areas. Ocean City officials learned last week FEMA had agreed to adjust the maps after reviewing the Letter of Map Revision… Read more »