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Art’s Alive, 12th Annual Show

June 14, 2012


Art’s Alive celebrates 12 years as Ocean City’s biggest and best fine art show this weekend, June 16 and 17. What could be better than fine art at the beach? How about fine art for sale around a beautiful lagoon in a picturesque park with expansive bay views. Visit 100 artists as they sell their […]

Slots Open For Business At Ocean Downs on Rt. 589

December 14, 2010


Black billboard with gold lettering, at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 589, announces casino gambling at Ocean Downs. After many delays, the era of slot machine gambling is about to begin at Ocean Downs. The grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 4, barring last-minute hitches. The new casino needs a final certificate from […]

Farming on the Eastern Shore, Past, Present, Future

November 18, 2010


The 2010 election season stirred much talk and animosity about farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, particularly the future of the poultry industry in light of environmental regulation. Here on the Lower Shore, there is much tension between farming and environmentalism. However, many argue that the two need not be competitive, but should be compatible. Agriculture and […]

What Way Forward For Ocean City?

May 10, 2010


Ocean City: Past, Present, Future Things are always changing and renewing. People, buildings, and towns need hard effort, just to keep from sliding backwards. We work to preserve the best, but just as often, we need to start again or tear down and build new. Sometimes we need to hold on and sometimes we need […]

SBYNEWS Blog Attacks Ocean City

April 9, 2010


Update 04-11-2010: In apparent response to our Friday post,’s OC Blog has changed its name to OCMD Locals News Blog (its url remains the same), and has revised its self-description to read as follows: HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE LOCALS NEWS BLOG FOR OCEAN CITY, MD. THIS SITE IS OPINIONATED ONLY AND DOES NOT REPRESENT […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010


The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

'Depression Amidst The Fun' — See Lost On The Shore

March 4, 2010


I want to call your attention to a very though-provoking article on the state of the Worcester County economy over at Lost On The Shore, which is one of Maryland’s best political blogs. <a href="">Blogitti<⁄a> The post is entitled “Depression Amidst The Fun,” and as you might gather from the title, it paints a gloomy […]