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(Sept. 25, 2020) As you take a walk along the beach next week you won’t see the familiar white lifeguard stands. The Beach Patrol will officially end the 2020 guarding season this Sunday, Sept 27.

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(Sept. 25, 2020) Perhaps now more than ever do Worcester County residents need a sense of community and support. That is why organizers of the annual Ocean City Out of the Darkness Walk have pushed forward with an event this year, extending it throughout the week and making most of it virtual. 

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(Sept. 18, 2020) In the spring of 1940, the storm clouds of war were hovering over Europe. After the German conquest of Poland, the previous fall, a “Phony War” was being waged as France and Britain stood by waiting for a Nazi attack.

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(Sept. 11, 2020) Although Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and begins what the Ocean City Beach Patrol refers to as “fall guarding,” I assure you that there will be a lot of beautiful sunny beach days ahead, well into the fall.

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(Sept. 11, 2020) There will be no motorcycle parade or public memorial service this Sept. 11, however, the Red Knights, Maryland Chapter 3 will trudge forward and hold a private service to continue its legacy of commemorating the thousands of lives lost that day.  

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(Sept. 4, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, Romanian general, Ion Victor Antonescu, became prime minister of the Kingdom of Romania. Not bad considering that only a few weeks prior, the general had been an involuntary guest of the king, Carol II. Within a day of naming the general prime ministe…

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(Aug. 28, 2020) 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.”

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(Aug. 28, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, the result of the Second Vienna Award was announced. Although this award resolved little, it arose from one of the treaties imposed upon the defeated countries after World War I.

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(Aug. 28, 2020) Resort residents and visitors may have heard the familiar roar of Jeep engines this week, as the 11th annual Ocean City Jeep Week kicked off on Thursday and will continue through Sunday.  

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(Aug. 21, 2020) This week, 80 years ago, the German Luftwaffe was completing Phase Two of its aerial assault on Britain’s island nation. Phase Three would begin shortly.

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(Aug. 21, 2020) This is the time of the year when patrons will visit the beach and could possibly be entertained by the formation of tide pools.

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(Aug. 14, 2020) Maryland native, Karen Cody, recently debuted her first children’s book, “Bella the Blue Crab,” under the pseudonym A.G. Vlahos, centered around Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.

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(Aug. 14, 2020) I often get asked how many guards it takes to cover all 10 miles of Ocean City. The answer really depends on what time of year it is.

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(Aug. 7, 2020) Beginning next Wednesday, residents and guests will see about 40 artists peppered throughout Ocean City participating in the 15th annual Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event. 

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(July 24, 2020) In honor of national Parks and Recreation Month, the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department will host a showcase this Saturday to show off its programs to the community. 

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(July 17, 2020) 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.

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(July 10, 2020) Recent Stephen Decatur High School graduate, Mikayla Denault, wrote and illustrated a children’s book, “Two Hens and A Chick,” based on her own experience of being raised by two moms in an effort to help children understand family diversity and become more inclusive.

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July 3, 2020) After decades of sponsoring community enrichment campaigns, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will mark its 40th anniversary this year, albeit in a subdued manner because of covid-19 concerns.

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(July 3, 2020) The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum re-opened on June 20 and has started its free summer programs, with various safety measures for the covid-19 pandemic.

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(June 26, 2020) Hoping to highlight support for law enforcement, regional members of the Hogs and Heroes Foundation are staging the 2020 Roar at the Shore event this Saturday in Ocean City.

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(June 19, 2020) Due to large beach crowds from Memorial Day through Sunfest (end of September), surfing is only permitted in designated areas during the beach patrol’s operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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(June 19, 2020) The Blood Bank of Delmarva will hold its first summer blood drive at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street, Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 beginning at 9 a.m.

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(June 12, 2020) Summer is here and the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department will still be offering activities for children and adults, albeit with some limitations due to covid-19.

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(June 5, 2020) Pocomoke Middle School teacher Christina McQuaid has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year, Worcester County Public Schools announced Monday evening.

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(May 29, 2020) Although foot traffic at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market was under par this Memorial Day Weekend, attendance has been strong overall despite the spread of covid-19.

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(May 8, 2020) The fifth annual Fight the Bite Lyme Awareness 5K/Run Walk will shift to a virtual event this year to comply with state and federal guidelines regarding the coronavirus.