September 22, 1991
It's not the most popular fish around and it certainly isn't the easiest to catch. In fact, the tautog is downright ugly and slimy, but it's wonderful to eat and certainly gives the angler an excellent fight.The tautog, also called a blackfish, is a member of the wrasse family. Though it somewhat resembles a sea bass, they are not related.With the cooling water temperatures, the tautog are moving from offshore waters into the inlet areas. The Ocean City Inlet and the Indian River Inlet are the best places to find this crafty, hard-fighting fish.
November 15, 1998
OCEAN CITY -- In mid-November, the sights and sounds at the south end of the boardwalk are in sharp contrast to those at the peak of the tourist season, when the parking lots are chock with cars, the promenade and beaches are packed with sun and junk-food worshipers and the smells from the Thrasher's french fries stand thicken the breeze.Tourists are so few the municipal parking meters have been removed.But in the nearshore waters, at the inlet and for a short distance into the back bays, there is a lightly used recreational fishery that might have the potential to send crowds of hardy fishermen down the ocean.
October 5, 2012
Tom Stoner made his fortune owning AM radio stations, where the weekly Top 40 was eagerly anticipated by devoted listeners. Would their favorite artists move up this week? Would that new release make it? "I remember how easy it was to decide who came on the list," recalls the Annapolis businessman and philanthropist, "but how hard it was to decide who went off the list. That was the part of the process that fascinated me. " At the Severn River home of Stoner and his wife, Kitty, "Top 40" takes on a new meaning.
March 26, 2008
Two workers rescued off Sandy Point Two employees of a marine construction firm were rescued yesterday evening after their boat was blown against the rocks of a jetty off Sandy Point State Park, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported. The men were pushing a 30-foot barge holding a pile driver, when their 18-foot outboard lost power. The wind blew the vessels against the rocks of a jetty bordering the entrance to the park, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, the spokesman.
January 30, 2012
Ocean City isn't afraid of a little horsing around. In an effort to boost tourism, the Town Council will hold a final vote next week on a proposal to allow horseback riding on the beach Nov. 1 to March 30. The proposed amendments to the town's animal ordinance allow horseback riding "beginning at the northernmost extension of 27th Street and extending south to the south end jetty. " Riding in any dune area or nesting area would be prohibited. Visitors would need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders. Additional riders could be added for $25.
February 12, 2001
Jan. 30 Human Performance Technologies Inc., 4403 Silverbrook Lane, Owings Mills, consultants, filed under Chapter 7. Principal: C. M. Welsh, president. Assets: $385; liabilities: $788,353.46 Joseph Edmund II and Susan Elizabeth Buchanan, 9712 Magledt Road, Parkville, construction management consultants, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $205,900.46; liabilities: $478,084.88 Jan. 31 Progressive Ventures Inc., c/o 600 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, d/b/a Sandy Spring Exxon, filed for Chapter 7. Principal: Zvi Guttman, trustee.
May 27, 2012
Fly and light-tackle tourney Saturday Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Kent Narrows Fly and Light Tackle Tournament, Jetty Dock Bar, 201Wells Cove Road, Grasonville. Information: ccamd.org or email@example.com . Deep Creek cleanup SaturdayJune 2 , 9 a.m.-noon. Join park rangers and the Garrett Trails' crew as they clean and enhance area trails. Volunteers will meet at the upper overflow parking lot off State Park Road. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and a snack.
July 5, 2014
A half dozen swimmers were rescued by lifeguards Friday evening along the beach in Ocean City as rip currents formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur, an Ocean City Beach Patrol official said Saturday. One person who was rescued required hospitalization, said Butch Arbin, captain of the beach patrol. All the rescues occurred after the lifeguards had gone off duty for the evening at 5:25 p.m., but while mobile beach patrols were in place through 7:30 p.m. for the busy holiday weekend, Arbin said.
August 22, 2008
In the early years of the last century, Ocean City's commercial fishermen had to launch their boats through the surf and drag them and their catch back onto the beach with horses, ropes and pulleys. It was colorful but inefficient. If only the government would dig a cut through the barrier island, they argued, they could keep larger boats in the shelter of a bay, gain direct access to the ocean and inject new life into their fishery. No one guessed that a storm born in the tropical Atlantic was about to intervene and do the work for them, at a heavy cost.
April 24, 1998
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- Ocean currents have brought some sand back to the fragile northern tip of the 37-mile-long barrier island, a section that was swept clear of sand by two devastating winter storms.With the tourist season that will bring 2.5 million visitors soon to begin, National Park Service officials say they're encouraged by the condition of the 1.5-mile strip of beach south of the Ocean City inlet."We have seen some improvement during the last few weeks," Carl S. Zimmerman, chief of resource management at the national seashore, said.