May 22, 2013
Going to the beach doesn't simply mean getting a killer tan. There's also plenty of great fashion and home décor finds along the way. Here's a guide to places to shop while visiting the shore. Ron Jon Surf Shop The iconic retailer, now based in Florida but originally launched in New Jersey, is opening its first Maryland location in Ocean City this month. The shop is known for its surf-centric inventory, ranging from boards and wetsuits to swimsuits and casual beachwear, outwear and even jewelry.
May 19, 1999
Ocean City vacationers and day-trippers with an appetite for organic produce won't go hungry this summer.O. C. Organics, a tiny shop on U.S. 50 in West Ocean City, is stocked with an array of fresh organic items, such as tomatoes, apples and potatoes; frozen foods, including chicken, emu and bison; and staples, like breads, spices and pasta.The store, which opened in November, is the healthful dream of Chris Ware, 37, who lives in Berlin. Ware started the organic foods co-op after she had a difficult time finding organic produce she liked on the Shore.
May 16, 2003
WEST OCEAN CITY - Once known as "the other side of town," this waterfront community across Sinepuxent Bay from its flashy beach neighbor is shucking its ugly-sister image. For decades, West Ocean City has been home to a commercial fishing fleet and other gritty maritime businesses. But developers have discovered its spectacular views of Assateague Island and the resort skyline, and property values have doubled in three years. Boaters with sleek yachts and flashy fishing vessels, drawn by a new 200-slip marina, are snapping up luxury condominiums as fast as they are built.
May 21, 2013
One of the joys of the beach is its consistency. The tide rises and falls without fail, the sun casts a glow over the water every morning and every night. But Ocean City , for all its constants, continually delivers fresh adventures. We've put together a calendar of something fun to do in Ocean City nearly every day, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Many, but not all, are free, and most are suitable for the entire family. MAY May 23: Check out the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum . From May 21 through June 22, as a thank-you for their service, admission is free for police, firefighters, EMTs, active duty service members, veterans, and members of the Armed Forces.
April 19, 2013
In the off-season, Ocean City often adds some new feature for tourists: a miniature golf course perhaps, a seafood restaurant or maybe a bar that caters to the beachgoing crowd. But here's a possible addition that might not be so welcome - parking meters north of 10 t h Street. On Friday, the Ocean City Council is expected to be briefed on a proposal to create a whopping 4,800 paid parking spaces. The most ambitious version of the plan would require visitors to pay for parking at any space along the streets on the Atlantic Ocean side of Coastal Highway from 10 t h Street to the Delaware line.
November 11, 2002
In Anne Arundel Arnold man, 48, killed in motorcycle accident TRACYS LANDING - An Arnold man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle ran off Leitch Road in Tracys Landing, county police reported. Stephen R. Minard, 48, was driving a 1999 Harley-Davidson east on Leitch Road shortly before 2 p.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle. It went off the road and struck a brick curb, throwing the rider, who hit a wall. Minard, of the 800 block of Mill Creek Road, died at the scene. Police said speed and alcohol appeared to be factors in the accident.