(July 30, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Siege of Odessa began as elements of the Romanian Fourth Army, commanded by Lt. Gen. Nicolae Ciupercă, arrived outside Odessa.
(July 30, 2021) The beach may seem like a great place to relax and enjoy alcoholic beverages; however, it is both illegal and unsafe to do so.
(July 30, 2021) Does a beautiful, well thought out dish taste better than food haphazardly thrown together?
(July 30, 2021) A home warranty is different from a homeowner insurance policy.
(July 23, 2021) If you spend anytime at the beach and listen to local television or radio at this time of the year, you will hear about the dangers of rip currents, often confused as riptides.
(July 23, 2021) Finalization does not necessarily mean conclusion.
(July 23, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, the Germans finally captured Maj. Pyotr Mikhaylovich Gavrilov of the Red Army during the fight for the Brest fortress. Maj. Gavrilov was an officer in the 44th Motor Rifle Regiment, one of the units tasked with defending Brest. This was the second time in…
(July 23, 2021) Earlier this week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective Aug. 1.
(July 16, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the 29th Motorized Infantry Division, commanded by Walter von Boltenstern, from Gen. Heinz Guderian’s Second Panzergruppe, entered the 1,000-year-old city of Smolensk, and captured it after three days of house-to-house fighting. The Soviets did not co…
(July 16, 2021) I have come to realize that most people have no idea that digging deep holes in the sand can be dangerous. Even a small deep hole can break a leg if not seen by someone jogging or casually walking along the crowded beach.
(July 16, 2021) Perfection is a precise pedagogical standard that is based on knowledge and perseverance. Although flawlessness may not grace the path of attainment, the mere attempt is what distinguishes one cook from another.
(July 16, 2021) Industry experts are still communicating that now is a great time to sell your house. Yes, it’s still a sellers’ market.
(July 9, 2021) Sharks have probably been a fascination to mankind since time immemorial.
(July 9, 2021) Although people refer to them as lifeguards, the men and women responsible for your safety on the beach of Ocean City, are actually known as surf rescue technicians (SRT).
(July 9, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Spanish Blue Division was incorporated into the German Wehrmacht as the 250th Infantry Division.
(July 9, 2021) There are a few options in our local multiple list system (MLS) for letting the public know about a property for sale.
(July 9, 2021) Conceptual combinations are the difference between fair and fantastic. History is part of the equation for creative and successful menus.
(July 2, 2021) The appraisal of a home is an important step in the real estate process, one that can certainly make or break a deal.
(July 2, 2021) Simplicity can be complexity in its infantile state.
(July 2, 2021) Some people understand the dangers of lightning and some people don’t.
(July 2, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Hungarian and Finnish soldiers joined German, Slovakian and Romanian soldiers in their assault on the Soviet Union. Finland had a score to settle with the USSR. and Hungary owed a debt to the German Reich.
(June 25, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Minsk, the capital of Belarus, fell to the onrushing German Wehrmacht. When hostilities opened, Minsk had a population of 300,000. By the time the Red Army liberated the city in 1944, its population had shrunk to 50,000. Today it has a population of m…
(June 25, 2021) Have you ever been on the beach when the lifeguard is dragging their stand around?
(June 25, 2021) There comes a time when carrots, celery and lettuce simply don’t cut it.
(June 25, 2021) Buyers usually pay most of the closing costs associated with a purchase, of which, transfer and recordation taxes are one piece of the total closing costs.
(June 18, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, German dictator Adolf Hitler declared, “When Barbarossa is launched, the whole world will hold its breath.” On the morning of June 22, 1941, exactly one year after the French armistice, more than 150 divisions with 3.2 million men, 500,000 horses, 3,5…
(June 18, 2021) Purchasing a condominium differs from buying a single-family home in more ways than the obvious.
(June 18, 2021) We’ve been watching a lot of old “Gunsmoke” episodes lately.
(June 18, 2021) Many years ago you would never see the ATVs with guards patrolling the beach.
(June 18, 2021) The Eastern Shore is notorious for its fresh seafood. Shrimp, scallops and rockfish are just a sampling of the delectable treasures.
(June 11, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Allied forces, commanded by Gen. Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse, reluctantly, and under pressure from London, launched “Operation Battleaxe.”
(June 11, 2021) Successful celebrations come from within; infusing your own personal style and attention to detail yields memorable events.
(June 11, 2021) Did you know that one of the most important skills a lifeguard uses is the scan?
(June 11, 2021) June 2021 was proclaimed National Homeownership Month by President Joe Biden.
(June 4, 2021) If bacon, baked beans and hot dogs whet your appetite, you are in luck.
(June 4, 2021) As a conclusion to the previous weeks’ articles, below is a final reporting of the Maryland State Legislature, which convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12.
(June 4, 2021) It is so exciting to be at the beginning of another summer season in beautiful Ocean City.
(June 4, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Allied forces invaded the French Mandates of Syria and Lebanon, in “Operation Exporter.” The Allied forces did not believe that they would face serious resistance from the French forces stationed there, or their colonial Arab units. They were wrong.
(May 28, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Royal Navy began evacuating Allied forces from the Greek island of Crete, after having failed to stanch the German airborne invasion.
(May 28, 2021) There’s an interesting concept that is current and contemporary, although one would be amiss to refer to it as new.
(May 28, 2021) There is a light at the end of the “Covid Pandemic Tunnel” and that light is summertime in Ocean City.
(May 28, 2021) Free will is the ability to choose among alternatives or to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints.
(May 28, 2021) As a continuation to the previous two weeks’ articles, below is a reporting of the Maryland State Legislature, which convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12.
(May 21, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, as songster Johnny Horton recounted, “In May of nineteen forty-one...‘Sink the Bismarck!’ was the cry that shook the Seven Seas.”
(May 21, 2021) What is time? Why is it so ineffable? Will time’s elusive quality ever become tangible?
(May 21, 2021) As a continuation to last week’s article, the Maryland State Legislature convened on Jan. 13 and adjourned on April 12.
(May 14, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Commonwealth forces in North Africa launched a limited offensive against Erwin Rommel’s Axis forces. Before delving into the particulars of that operation, let’s reacquaint ourselves with the history.