(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 23, 2021) The Ocean City Beach Patrol is again offering its annual Junior Beach Patrol Academy this summer for youth ages 10-17.
(July 23, 2021) Son’Spot Ministry will host its annual Jesus at the Beach Music and Ministry Festival, July 26-28 in Ocean City.
(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) 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 16, 2021) The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department has much to celebrate, as national Parks and Recreation month is upon us.
(July 16, 2021) The annual Art Hansen Memorial Youth Fishing Contest returns this Saturday in Ocean Pines.
(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 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 2, 2021) The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering six different summer programs starting July 4, which will run through Aug. 28, and are free to the public.
(July 2, 2021) Local philanthropist and former musician, Stan Gibson, has released his first book, “The Adventures of Verdell Katmandu – Gansta Kitty.”
(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) Country music recording artist, singer/songwriter, and Ocean City native Jimmy Charles, along with his band, will perform “A Night of Hope” Benefit Concert for the ALS Association on Thursday, July 1, at Southern Belle in Delmar, Maryland, from 6-10 p.m.
(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 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…
Richard Klender, a 50-year veteran of the the music business, wrote “Ocean City Nights” as a tribute to the town he loved visiting and gigging in growing up.
(June 18, 2021) Many years ago you would never see the ATVs with guards patrolling the beach.
(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.”
A year after adding a summer blood drive date, the Blood Bank of Delmarva is coming back again on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center parking lot on 40th Street.
(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 is a light at the end of the “Covid Pandemic Tunnel” and that light is summertime in Ocean City.
(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 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.
(May 7, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Deputy Führer of the Nazi Party, Rudolf Hess, (not to be confused with Rudolf Höss, commandant of the extermination camp at Auschwitz) climbed into a Messerschmitt Vf110E-1/N at the Messerschmitt company airfield, at Augsburg-Haunstetten Airport, in Bav…
(April 30, 2021) More than 5,000 people visited the “Wall That Heals” last week at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines.
(April 30, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, 6,000 — soon to grow to 9,000 — Iraqi soldiers occupied the heights surrounding Habbanayi Royal Air Force Base, which was located near Lake Habbanayi, about 60 miles outside of Baghdad.
(April 23, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Siege of Tobruk was entering its third week. Before it was lifted, 241 days would pass.
(April 16, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, the Independent State of Croatia was created when Dr. Ante Pavelić declared the Provision for the Appointment of the Croatian State Government, which he signed as Poglavnik of the Independent State of Croatia.
Children’s House by the Sea provides free getaway to Ocean City for families
(April 9, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, five Axis armies, from three countries, attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
(April 9, 2021) Berlin’s first 2nd Friday celebration of the year kicks off at 5 p.m. today, with a new vibe for 2021.
(April 2, 2021) This week, 80 ago, Axis forces under the command of Gen. Erwin Rommel captured an old Turkish fort in the middle of the desert at a place called El Mechili. El Mechili is a small village located 170 miles east of Benghazi, at the eastern end of Jebel Akhdar, which was a raise…
(March 26, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Royal Navy administered a decisive defeat to the Regia Marina Italia in the Battle of Cape Matapan, south of the island of Crete.
(March 19, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the new German commander of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) struck his first blow when he captured El Agheila from the British.
(March 12, 2021) The Bearded Men’s Society of Ocean City is co-hosting a St. Paddy’s Day celebration and fundraiser to support Diakonia at 45th Street Taphouse this Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
(March 12, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, U-99, skippered by Otto Kretschmer, one of Germany’s most famous U-boat commanders, had just fired the last of her torpedoes, when she was spotted by British destroyers southeast of Iceland in the North Atlantic.
(March, 5, 2021) Eighty years ago, this week, U-47 commanded, by Günther Prien, was attacked and sunk in the North Atlantic, west of Ireland, by destroyers HMS Wolverine and HMS Verity. This happened not long after Prien was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.
(Feb. 26, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, after a siege lasting more than a month, Free French troops, under the command of Col. Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Hauteclocque (“Leclerc”) finally captured Kufra, an oasis in the Sahara Desert that lies 530 miles south of Tobruk and the Medite…
(Feb. 19, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Tirpitz, the second and last battleship of the Bismarck class, was commissioned. It was launched on April 1, 1939, and christened by Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) Alfred von Tirpitz’ daughter, Ilse von Hassel. Both the Tirpitz and the Bismarck were …
(Feb. 12, 2021) Eighty years ago today, German Gen. Erwin Rommel arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Before his departure from the North African shore, he would earn the sobriquet “The Desert Fox,” and the admiration of friend and foe alike.
(Feb. 5, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Commonwealth Forces completed the destruction of the remnants of the Italian Tenth Army at Beda Fomm in Libya.
(Jan. 29, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Commonwealth forces began assaulting Italian defenses at Keren, in Eritrea.
(Jan. 22, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Australians continued their pursuit of the beaten Italian Tenth Army, now under the command of Lt.-Gen. Giuseppe Tellera, after capturing Tobruk.
(Jan. 15, 2021) After numerous requests from parents, the Eastern Shore Classic Dog Show Art Contest overcame numerous obstacles because of covid-19 to be held.
(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.