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Summer 2012 Flying By In Ocean City (Photos)

July 10, 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

The Heat Goes On

July 19, 2010


And on . . . and on . . . and on . . .  See Frank’s Weather Blog. Pass the ice water, and the Gatoraide, and please help your elderly neighbors.

Ocean City Summer Season, Halfway Already!

July 16, 2010


They played the All-Star Game this week — I’ve been so busy I didn’t know it was coming up until the day after. I always mark the All-Star Game as the halfway point in the Ocean City summer business season, not so much because the game’s in mid-July, but because it’s halfway between May 1 and […]

Another Day At The Office, Only Hotter

July 7, 2010


We’re cooking in another heat wave, hotter than the last one. A distinct haze is in the air, along with the temperature. Ozone. Don’t tell me how hot it is. I don’t want to know. I’m sorry to say there was an accident in the surf in front of my workplace today. Police and ambulance […]