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Summer 2012 Flying By In Ocean City (Photos)

July 10, 2012

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Images of Summer 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland Photos by John Hayden. Maybe it just seems like summer is flying by because I’m working full-time in the hospitality business.  Is this safe? Is this safe? We’ve seen more and more of these rented motor scooters on the roads in Ocean City the past couple seasons. […]

Gas Prices Going Back Up in Ocean City, MD

July 6, 2012

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Looks like $3.35 a gallon was the bottom for retail gasoline prices in Ocean City, Maryland. This week, the stations in West Ocean City have been adjusting their signs up to $3.39 for regular. I’ve heard that gas prices may have bottomed out nationally, as well, but I’m not sure of the specifics. How much […]

Life’s A Holiday At The Beach

May 29, 2012

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See photos of the Memorial Day Flag Celebration on the beach here. My little corner of the hospitality industry in Ocean City, Maryland,  was crowded and busy for Memorial Day weekend 2012. Two words say it all: “No Vacancy.” The photos in this post (except the one from Wikimedia Commons, below right) were taken late […]

Ocean City Warms Up For Summer With Springfest (Plus Slideshow)

May 1, 2011

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Ocean City Season, 2011 Many years ago, in the 1970s, we opened the Boardwalk 5 & 10 for Easter weekend, but rarely saw much business in Ocean City before Memorial Day weekend. In those days, the season began on the Friday before Memorial Day, and ended promptly at noon on Labor Day. These days, the […]

Time Out for Election Season — See you in September

August 9, 2010

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As usual, I’m taking a short break from Maryland On My Mind in August. This year, the reason is the 2010 election campaign. You may have heard that I’m running for Maryland House of Delegates in District 38B, which is all of Worcester County and part of Wicomico, on the Lower Eastern Shore. The first […]

Extreme Summer In Ocean City, Maryland

July 28, 2010

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This is the week Ocean City, Maryland, businesses have been waiting for . . . for the last three summers. A banner weekend, probably more people than July 4 weekend. Saturday was the hottest day of the summer (I hope we don’t get any more 110-degree heat index days), and the moon was full in a […]

Deadly Heat & Humidity In Maryland

July 23, 2010

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Code Red Heat Alert in Baltimore City for Friday and Saturday. Cooling centers are open in the city. Call 311 for locations. Temperatures 95+ on Friday. 100+ on Saturday.  Highs of 103-106 possible on Saturday. Oppressively high humidity. Heat index temps 95 to 105 on Friday, and up to 110 on Saturday.  That’s right, the […]