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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | February 18, 2008
OCEAN CITY -- Diane Hafferman figured she was safe -- she was outside, after all -- but as she stood along the windswept beach here, cigarette in hand, she began to wonder if a place where people come to relax would continue to be so easygoing about her habit. Maryland residents are just getting used to a smoking ban imposed Feb. 1 in restaurants and bars, but the public debate over lighting up may not end with inside spaces. A small Delaware town is preparing to ban smoking on its beach and boardwalk, and other municipalities along the coast are taking notice.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
A pilot working for an Eastern Shore company that flies advertising banners over Ocean City beaches each summer was killed Thursday after his plane crashed on a golf course in Worcester County, according to Maryland State Police. The pilot, identified by police as Garett Colona, 23, of the 5000 block of Sharptown Road in Rhodesdale, was a "super guy" beloved by all the company's other pilots, said Bob Bunting, owner of plane operator Ocean Aerial Ads Thursday afternoon. "This was one of the nicest individuals I've ever known in my life," Bunting said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Frank R. Palmer III, who rose from a plasterer to president of a Remington plastering and drywall firm, died June 18 from complications of lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90. The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. streetcar motorman and a Hutzler's department store manager, Frank Reynolds Palmer III was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. Mr. Palmer was a 1941 graduate of City College and enlisted in the Army Air Force. He joined the VIII Bomber Command based in England.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | August 4, 2009
The ballroom was so packed that people spilled into an adjoining room, the air heavy with body heat and anticipation. Nothing brings out a crowd - more than 600, in this case - like word that new beach condos once listed for as much as $850,000 could be auctioned off for as little as $85,000. The event in Annapolis last weekend, for a Delaware project, was one answer to a pressing question for builders big and small: What does it take to sell second homes in the longest economic slump since the Great Depression?
NEWS
June 11, 2001
Samuel C. Williams Sr., 78, veteran, school counselor Samuel C. Williams Sr., former head guidance counselor at St. Paul's School for Boys and decorated World War II pilot, died Thursday of Parkinson's disease at the Bethlen Center in Ligonier, Pa. He was 78. The former Bethany Beach, Del., resident, who had lived in Ruxton for many years, moved to Ligonier last year. During his 28-year career at St. Paul's, Mr. Williams served as assistant headmaster of the Brooklandville private school, head of the Upper School and chairman of the math department.
BUSINESS
By Patricia V. Rivera and Patricia V. Rivera,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 15, 2002
At first, Willie Coffey scoffed at the idea of building a vacation home on a marshy tract adjacent to a busy thoroughfare in coastal Delaware. He and his wife, Debbie, wanted something roomier than the waterfront townhouse they owned near Bethany Beach. He didn't see much potential in the parcels his wife had been eyeing for several weeks. Then, while the Baldwin couple drove along Delaware's Route 1 in North Bethany one day, Debbie Coffey said, "Stop the car or I'm jumping off," he recalled.
TRAVEL
June 24, 2007
WHAT TO DO Five things to do in Ocean City 1. COUNT DOLPHINS / / Volunteer to help staff from the National Aquarium in Baltimore conduct Maryland's annual dolphin count Thursday. The count, which helps assess the health of the bottlenose dolphin population, is part of the aquarium's Beyond the Boardwalk summer program, which includes a fundraiser at Seacrets on Friday and Family Fun Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Park. Call 410-371-9802 for locations and details. 2. TAKE A LEAP / / Go skydiving high above the shore at Ocean City Skydiving Center.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2004
George Garland Norris, a weapons technician at Edgewood Arsenal and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at the home of his daughter in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident, who lived for many years in Baltimore County, was 77. Born in West Baltimore, Mr. Norris attended Polytechnic Institute before running away at age 14 to join the Army. His mother tracked him down about a year and a half later and ordered him to come home. In 1944, Mr. Norris joined the Navy, with his mother's blessing, and went to war aboard destroyers.
NEWS
January 13, 2006
AMOS FRANCIS HUTCHINS, JR., age 77, of Bethany Beach, DE, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A devoted family man, Mr. Hutchins cherished time with his beloved wife, Nellie Truslow Hutchins, their four children and 13 grandchildren. The family gathered often to celebrate holidays and birthdays at Quillens Point in Sussex County where he and Nell built a home on Indian River Bay after his 1985 retirement from the Baltimore, MD office of CIGNA, formerly the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2000
SOUTH BETHANY BEACH, Del. - Standing on the deck of his rented stilt house, looking out on the fastest-eroding beach in the second-fastest-eroding state in the nation, vacationer Matthew Slifko has a question: "What are the state and the Corps of Engineers going to do about it?" The state of Delaware and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $22 million answer: They plan to build a 16-foot-high artificial dune - with a 150-foot-wide swath of sand behind it - along a two-mile stretch of shoreline.
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