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(Jan. 15, 2021) High school seniors – last year and this year – have missed out on many of the rites of passage that they look forward to, because of covid-19. So to boost the spirits of local 12th graders, the community has come together to support the “Adopt a Stephen Decatur Senior” campaign.

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(Jan. 8, 2021) Many observe the holiday season by putting up Christmas trees, setting up their menorahs or going to see light displays. Some members of the Ocean City community and visitors, however, greeted the season masked and socially distanced at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.

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(Jan. 8, 2021) This week 80 years ago, after the 6th Australian Division, commanded by Gen. Iven Mackay, completed the capture of Libyan port of Bardia, it continued its westward advance and began the assault on the fortress of Tobruk.

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(Jan. 8, 2021) Guests seemed to enjoy the revamped Winterfest of Lights this year as 74,201 visited the displays at Northside Park on 125th Street.

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­(Jan. 8, 2021) Worcester Goes Purple and Worcester Warriors are conducting a shoe drive to raise funds to continue their fight against opioid addiction in the county.

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(Jan. 8, 2021) An outpouring of last-minute donations saved the day for four children who are being raised by their grandmother and weren’t going to receive Christmas gifts this year because of tight finances.

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In the midst of an extended visit to grandma’s house in Ocean Pines, Boy Scout Troop #763 member Christian Martin, 14, joined in from afar in November to support his Rockville-based associate’s “Scouting for Food” event and garnered donations for Sarah’s Pantry at the Community Church.

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Ocean City’s annual Winterfest of Lights opened on Nov. 19 at Northside Park on 125th Street as a walk-through event this year. Melissa and Claire, 10, Bechtel of Ocean City/West Chester, Pennsylvania, get their temperature checked by Kelley Green before entering the gift shop.

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Participating in the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s Halloween “Spook Out” event in October at Northside Park on 125th Street, from left, are Ella, 8, and Scarlett West, 6, and Maddox, 5, and Preston Williamson, 9, of Ocean City. The annual event was held outdoors for the first …

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Rita and Bob Danhardt and Audreyanna Heinsinger, right, all of Berlin have Wizard of Oz-themed costumes for the “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade,” part of the O.C.Toberfest free activities on the Boardwalk in Ocean City in October.

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More than 5,000 guests walked through the O.C.Toberfest Halloween beach maze with twists, turns, witches, scarecrows, ghouls, pirates and zombies set up on the beach at North Division Street in October.

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Birthday girl and breast cancer survivor, Jean “Bean” Keagle, of Ocean City, leads the inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer car parade on the Boardwalk in October. Keagle was the top individual fund raiser, collecting $5,645. About 60 cars adorned with an assortment of pink decorat…

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The Ocean City Sunfest Kite Festival took place in October. Kites of all shapes and sizes flew above the beach between Third and Sixth streets throughout the weekend.

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Despite challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic, members of the Red Knights Maryland Chapter 3 remained firm in their desire to commemorate the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Rick Ketterman, left, holds a wreathe and leads Mike Fiazzo and Nick Lepore …

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Motorcycle enthusiasts in all sorts of helmets, jackets, masks and gear filter into the parking lot of Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City for the unofficial OC Bike Fest in September.

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Sunil Shakya displays a world record award for longest performance of tai chi bestowed by the High Range Book of World Records after hitting the two-hour mark in August at Chesapeake Martial Arts in Ocean Pines

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The "Artists Paint OC" Plein Air Event featured artists painting around Ocean City and the sur- rounding area for five days. Rajendra KC of Falls Church, Virginia, won first place in the Quick Draw competition on Aug. 16 for his watercolor of a Boardwalk scene. He created the painting in les…

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Visitors peruse artwork, jewelry and other wares at Northside Park on 125th Street in August during the third annual ArtX (“Artistic Expression”) event.

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Ocean City Jeep Week 2020 was one of the few special events that survived the covid-19 pandemic this year. The 11th annual Jeep gathering took place in late August.

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Jimmy Charles, national recording artist and Ocean City native was named Nashville Industry Music Awards Male Country Artist of the Year, and he also won Song of the Year with “Never Had a Bad Day,” in August.

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Visitors to Northside Park on 125th Street enjoy the sunset on a mid-July evening, while also watching as a rainband works its way across the bay. Shortly after this photo was taken, rain began to fall in Ocean City.

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The OC Air Show had the crowd in awe as some of the mightiest and most manueverable aircraft soared over the beach in August. Pictured, clockwise, from left, are the F35 Lightning, Geico Skytypers, A10 Warthog, Air Force Thunderbirds and F22 Raptor.

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(Top) Kathryn Marini was named valedictorian for the Worcester Prep Class of 2020. (Bottom) Damiana Colley earned salutatorian honors. The school held a graduation during the summer.

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Christine Okerblom, then-assistant curator of the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum on the southern end of the Boardwalk, helped bring the new exhibit, A Feminine Touch, to the museum. She is pictured in June.

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Leslie Munro, who turned 108 in June, was surprised with a parade celebration arranged by his caregiver, Ruth Wright, and friend, Jeffrey McArthur, in Snow Hill.

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Stephen Decatur High School Principal Thomas Sites, left, and Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor congratulate graduate Alyssa Romano before the school’s drive-through graduation ceremony on the Boardwalk on May 27.

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Graduate Audrey Stearns decks out her car with streamers and balloons during Worcester Preparatory High School’s Class of 2020 drive-through graduation ceremony on May 21.

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Ocean City resident Jean Jones beams with joy after friends, strangers, family, firefighters and police officers banded together to throw her a 90th birthday drive-by parade on Friday, May 1.

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The crew aboard Reel Escape, from left, Bob Mallory III, Bob Miller, Carl and Jordan Sauer and Capt. Chris Miller not only landed two mahi during their fishing trip in mid-May offshore, but they also caught and released the first white marlin of the Ocean City fishing season.

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“Sunday Morning Coming Down” aptly coins the low tides in downtown Ocean City after westerly gales coupled with the full “Flower Moon” in early May.

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After a storm brought wind, rain and hail to the resort in early April, the sky cleared, the sun came out and along with it a double rainbow.

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After a rain storm, the sun peeks through the clouds providing a picturesque scene to wrap up the month of April.

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MORGAN PILZ/OCEAN CITY TODAYBeth Scaniffe and Rush Stehley raised $33,402 and $50,000, respectively, to be named Believe in Tomorrow Foundation’s Prom queen and king on Feb. 1 at Seacrets on 49th Street.

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ELIZABETH BONIN/OCEAN CITY TODAYBird watchers scan the sky at the Ocean City inlet during a special Delmarva Birding trip in conjunction with the Love on Tap beer festival on Feb. 29.

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MORGAN PILZ/ OCEAN CITY TODAYThe panels of the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree at Northside Park on 125th Street are removed at the end of Winterfest of Lights last year. This year’s walk- through display is open until Jan. 2.

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MORGAN PILZ/OCEAN CITY TODAYDozens of people came out to support the fourth annual Women’s March on the Boardwalk at the inlet parking lot on Jan. 18.

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MORGAN PILZ/ OCEAN CITY TODAY(Left) Volunteering for the Atlantic United Methodist Church Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser at the Fourth Street church on Jan. 16, from left, are Brian Bankert, Ned Makin, Becky and Larry Yates and Jackie Sterling. (Right) Pastor Joe Cain of Showell United Methodi…