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(Jan. 20, 2023) Dan O’Hare’s book starts with a letter to his little girl. “Dear Olive,” the Ocean Pines Realtor, and reportedly first baby to be born in the sprawling community, writes to the 8-year-old, “when I started writing this book I didn’t know why I was writing it or for whom this b…

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(Jan. 20, 2023) This week, 80 years ago, the movie “Casablanca” began appearing in cinemas across the country. It was released at that time to take advantage of the publicity generated by the meeting of the American president and the British Prime Minister, and their military staffs, in Casa…

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(Jan. 20, 2023) The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) is announcing a “Call to Arms” to encourage residents to donate blood at the annual three-day blood drive to be held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Jan. 23-25.

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(Jan. 13, 2023) Berlin Restaurant Week is underway and with a few days left to descend on its participating restaurants to taste the best of the food the town offers, managers and staff are pleased with how the week is going.

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(Jan. 6, 2023) Berlin’s Restaurant Week will be back for its seventh year starting on Monday as 13 area restaurants team up to show diners what the small town has to offer from the kitchen.

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(Dec. 16, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein launched Operation Winter Storm with Armeegruppe Don, which consisted of the German Fourth Panzerarmee, commanded by Hermann Hoth, Panzergruppe Hollidt, and Fourth Rumanian Army, commanded by Constantin Constantinescu-…

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(Dec. 2, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, soldiers of the British 2nd Parachute Battalion linked with American GIs near Medjez el Bab, in northern Tunisia. The British paratroopers had been dropped at, and had captured, Depienne Airfield on Dec. 3, 1942.

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(Nov. 25, 2022) Hundreds of women – and some men – will come together on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for the American Cancer Society’s annual “Holiday Wrappings” Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Ocean City convention center.

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(Nov. 25, 2022) Having been a reporter and editor for many years, Gee Williams’ soon-to-be released book, “Turn Your Town Around,” benefits from a newswriter’s appreciation for extensive research, solid fact-checking and clear writing.

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(Nov. 18, 2022) Shirley Toms moved to Ocean City in 1973 and has been one of the most popular pianists and entertainers in the resort community ever since. In the spring, she will have been a featured pianist in the resort for 45 years.

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(Nov. 25, 2022) Eighty years ago today, the Army-Navy game was played in Annapolis for the first, and only, time since 1893. In that game, Joseph M. Reeves (later admiral) wore the first football helmet.

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(Nov. 18, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, was occupied by the Allies. That day, Hitler ordered Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of Panzerarmee Afrika, to hold a position at Mersa el Brega, “... at all cost,” calling it the, “... springboard of a new…

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(Nov. 11, 2022) Winterfest of Lights will kick off its 30th year of dazzling guests, with an opening ceremony on Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Northside Park on 125th Street.

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(Oct. 28, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, the Allied Eighth Army, commanded by Gen. Bernard Law Montgomery (“Monty”), launched an attack against the Italian-German Panzerarmee Afrika.

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(Oct. 21, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy met those of the U. S. Navy, in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. The battle is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz, or in Japanese sources as the Battle of the South Pacific.

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(Oct. 14, 2022) The Berlin Oktoberfest and Sidewalk Sale are back in full swing Saturday, after two years marked by covid precautions.

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(Oct. 14, 2022) STALINGRAD! Let he who has never heard the name, or does not understand its import, hang his head in shame. For it was there, on the banks of the Volga River, in the city named for Josef Stalin, that the fate of the world was decided. It is the most famous battle of World War…

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(Oct. 7, 2022) Several events are planned in October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – as part of the “Pink Ribbon Classic at the Beach Series” to raise breast cancer awareness while garnering money for the American Cancer Society.

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This week 80 years ago, ships of the U.S. Navy engaged ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Battle of Cape Esperance.

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(Sept. 30, 2022) Eighty years ago today, Hans-Joaquin Marseille was leading his flight of Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2 fighters on an escort mission over Egypt, covering the withdrawal of a group of Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers that had been attacking British positions near Alam Halfa.

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(Sept. 23, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, the German armed auxiliary raider Steir was sunk in a battle with the American armed Liberty cargo ship Stephen Hopkins, which was also sunk during the gun battle.

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(Sept. 16, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, the capital of the French colony of Madagascar, Tananarive was captured by Commonwealth forces and the event celebrated with a victory parade.

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(Sept. 9, 2022) Although Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and begins what the Ocean City Beach Patrol refers to as “fall guarding,” we all know that there will be a lot of beautiful sunny beach days ahead, well into the fall.

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(Sept. 9, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, the RMS Laconia was sunk by U-156, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Werner Hartenstein, off the west coast of Africa between Liberia and Ascension Island.

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(Sept. 2, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, the German Seventeenth Army, commanded by Richard Ruoff, captured the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. Today, Novorossiysk has a population of 275,795.

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(Aug. 12, 2022) This week, 80 years ago, a British convoy was steaming east through the Mediterranean to the relief of the beleaguered Island of Malta. Malta, now an independent republic, is located 50 miles south of Sicily and 207 miles north of Libya in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.