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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
The funnel cloud that caused minor damage in Ocean City on Thursday has been officially determined to be a tornado, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Saturday. The storm began as a waterspout over the Assawoman Bay and dissipated as it transitioned onto land about 3:55 p.m. near 75th Street, said Dan Proch, of NWS' Wakefield, Va., bureau. Gusts were estimated to be 60 to 70 miles per hour, he said. An on-site investigation Saturday revealed that the tornado was about 40 yards wide and cut a path of about one-half mile, Proch said.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
What does it take to win the National Association of Home Builders' 2010 Best in American Living Awards? In the case of one particular winning home - a coastal Maryland mansion - it takes an owner with a vision and an equally qualified design visionary to make the dream a reality. Off a narrow lane on Ocean City's Assawoman Bay, Bill and Shelby Allen's three-story home sits regally at the water's edge in defiance of all elements, both natural and architectural. “I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage - coastal [and]
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2011
The body of a boater who went missing in Ocean City was recovered Sunday morning, officials said. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers found the body of a person who fell Saturday from a boat into the Assawoman Bay near 126 t h Street in Ocean City , according to a statement. The victim's identity is not being released pending notification of the next of kin. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident that took place around 7:30 p.m., when the victim, who was a passenger, fell from a moving 24-foot-pontoon boat, according to the NRP. Officials said Robert Stanley Holmes, 53, of Lansdowne, was operating the boat when the victim fell off the bow. Holmes and other passengers searched unsuccessfully for the passenger.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
By Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy's remains surrounded Ocean City . From the east, the evening high tide, a full moon and a 7-foot storm surge sent waves crashing over dunes in some spots. To the west, a white-capped Assawoman Bay overflowed onto the narrow barrier island. Gusts whipping to near-hurricane force turned gaps between high rises into wind tunnels. A decision by town officials to close the Route 90 bridge to nonemergency traffic at 5 p.m. meant there was nothing for those who stayed behind to do but wait, or call for help.
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Jacques Kelly | September 3, 2010
A Delaware state trooper tapped on the screen door of our summertime cottage one rainy 1954 morning. He told my family to leave, that a hurricane was on the way. This was in Dewey Beach, and our Rodney Avenue house was built on a sand dune not far from the breaking waves. I recall a little debate about whether we should pull up, evacuate and return to Baltimore or ride Hurricane Carol out. We had no radio, television or telephone. A storm was just a storm, and my family had been through plenty of them before.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Picture a narrow lane on the Assawoman Bay in North Ocean City, where mansions of differing styles are year-round residences. Dr. Bill Allen, an Ocean City dentist, lives in one of these homes with an exterior design of his own choosing. "I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage — coastal but not beach-y," he said. To build his dream home, Allen hired the Salisbury architectural and construction firm of Becker Morgan Group, which began work in July 2007 on the third of an acre he had been holding onto for 15 years.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
By Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy's remains surrounded Ocean City . From the east, the evening high tide, a full moon and a 7-foot storm surge sent waves crashing over dunes in some spots. To the west, a white-capped Assawoman Bay overflowed onto the narrow barrier island. Gusts whipping to near-hurricane force turned gaps between high rises into wind tunnels. A decision by town officials to close the Route 90 bridge to nonemergency traffic at 5 p.m. meant there was nothing for those who stayed behind to do but wait, or call for help.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
What does it take to win the National Association of Home Builders' 2010 Best in American Living Awards? In the case of one particular winning home - a coastal Maryland mansion - it takes an owner with a vision and an equally qualified design visionary to make the dream a reality. Off a narrow lane on Ocean City's Assawoman Bay, Bill and Shelby Allen's three-story home sits regally at the water's edge in defiance of all elements, both natural and architectural. “I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage - coastal [and]
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Residents and tourists deserted downtown Ocean City on Sunday afternoon after officials ordered an evacuation of the town's southernmost blocks as Hurricane Sandy began to whip the shores. But at the Purple Moose Saloon on the Boardwalk, owner Gary Walker was waiting until the very last moment to close up. With a single customer nursing a beer at around 3 p.m., he wasn't holding out for a surge of business. Rather, Walker said he wasn't impressed by the power Sandy had shown so far. Despite the evacuation south of 17th Street, he planned to stay near the bar through the storm - or inside it if the storm worsened, on a single mattress made up with clean sheets in the back of the bar, under black lights and a disco ball.
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November 24, 2009
The Route 90 bridge to Ocean City, closed since mid-October for emergency repairs, will reopen about 10 a.m. today - just in time for Thanksgiving, the State Highway Administration has announced. The bridge, one of two connecting the mainland with the ocean resort, had been expected to remain closed through mid-December. The 38-year-old bridge over Assawoman Bay in Worcester County was closed after inspectors discovered deterioration in a girder on an 85-foot section of the span. While the bridge was being repaired, the U.S. 50 bridge was the only one serving the barrier island.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Residents and tourists deserted downtown Ocean City on Sunday afternoon after officials ordered an evacuation of the town's southernmost blocks as Hurricane Sandy began to whip the shores. But at the Purple Moose Saloon on the Boardwalk, owner Gary Walker was waiting until the very last moment to close up. With a single customer nursing a beer at around 3 p.m., he wasn't holding out for a surge of business. Rather, Walker said he wasn't impressed by the power Sandy had shown so far. Despite the evacuation south of 17th Street, he planned to stay near the bar through the storm - or inside it if the storm worsened, on a single mattress made up with clean sheets in the back of the bar, under black lights and a disco ball.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
The funnel cloud that caused minor damage in Ocean City on Thursday has been officially determined to be a tornado, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Saturday. The storm began as a waterspout over the Assawoman Bay and dissipated as it transitioned onto land about 3:55 p.m. near 75th Street, said Dan Proch, of NWS' Wakefield, Va., bureau. Gusts were estimated to be 60 to 70 miles per hour, he said. An on-site investigation Saturday revealed that the tornado was about 40 yards wide and cut a path of about one-half mile, Proch said.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2011
The body of a boater who went missing in Ocean City was recovered Sunday morning, officials said. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers found the body of a person who fell Saturday from a boat into the Assawoman Bay near 126 t h Street in Ocean City , according to a statement. The victim's identity is not being released pending notification of the next of kin. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident that took place around 7:30 p.m., when the victim, who was a passenger, fell from a moving 24-foot-pontoon boat, according to the NRP. Officials said Robert Stanley Holmes, 53, of Lansdowne, was operating the boat when the victim fell off the bow. Holmes and other passengers searched unsuccessfully for the passenger.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Picture a narrow lane on the Assawoman Bay in North Ocean City, where mansions of differing styles are year-round residences. Dr. Bill Allen, an Ocean City dentist, lives in one of these homes with an exterior design of his own choosing. "I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage — coastal but not beach-y," he said. To build his dream home, Allen hired the Salisbury architectural and construction firm of Becker Morgan Group, which began work in July 2007 on the third of an acre he had been holding onto for 15 years.
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Jacques Kelly | September 3, 2010
A Delaware state trooper tapped on the screen door of our summertime cottage one rainy 1954 morning. He told my family to leave, that a hurricane was on the way. This was in Dewey Beach, and our Rodney Avenue house was built on a sand dune not far from the breaking waves. I recall a little debate about whether we should pull up, evacuate and return to Baltimore or ride Hurricane Carol out. We had no radio, television or telephone. A storm was just a storm, and my family had been through plenty of them before.
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By RICHARD IRWIN and RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTER | June 9, 2006
OCEAN CITY -- The Route 90 bridge over Assawoman Bay was temporarily closed yesterday evening after a crane being used for repairs collapsed onto the span, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Steven Price, a spokesman for the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department, said traffic into and out of the resort city had been reduced to one lane while workers were using the crane to repair piers and pilings under the span just west of Ocean City near 62nd Street. About 5:20 p.m., the crane's boom collapsed, halting traffic and closing the bridge for several hours, Price said.
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May 27, 2006
Norbert Gerard Bond, a retired auto mechanic, died of complications from emphysema May 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific at the end of World War II. After training as an automotive mechanic under the GI Bill, he became a mechanic for Brooks Price Buick, initially at North Avenue and later on Reisterstown Road.
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