460 Carvel Beach Road, Anne Arundel County
There’s a whole lot that’s fishy about the fire that destroyed an Episcopal church in Ocean City last week. If you haven’t heard, the church caught on fire when a man who was himself on fire (!?) ran into the rectory of St. Paul’s by the Sea last Tuesday morning. It only gets stranger from there.
Read More →
Hot House: 112 Norfolk Street, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971
Wood frame, two-story, detached beach house with vinyl siding, built in 2005. Six bedrooms and seven baths, 3,500 sq. feet. Full finished basement, sunroom, outdoor deck and .13 acre lot. Central air, outdoor shower, off street parking: $1,599,000
What: In July, we dream of beach houses. Number 112 Norfolk Street in Rehoboth is an airy, open-plan house, built in 2005, that’s been gently used and still feels like new. There’s nothing amazing or remarkable about it – kitchen is smallish, there are no awesome views — but this close to the beach, where every square foot counts, houses can be a little claustrophobic, and 112 is not. The interior photos here don’t really do it justice. There are hardwood and tile floors, hallways are wide, ceilings are high. It’s all light and clean, and because the bones are good, a little decorating would go a long way. Several of the six bedrooms are quite small, but with some bunk beds, there is plenty of room for your whole family. Most important, especially for teenagers and grandparents, lots of bathrooms. The walk to the beach is pleasant, with no busy streets to cross. Read More →
“Second homes are a luxury,” according to Jed Kolko, chief economist of the real estate website Trulia.com. But if you could afford them, where would you buy one?
Using data provided by Trulia, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 most searched places for vacation homes between April 2012 and March 2013.
North Wildwood and Ocean City, both in N.J., emerged the top two vacation-home towns. The towns are popular among residents of Philadelphia and New York areas, probably even more after Hurricane Sandy led to a big slump in the prices. Read More →
I am known to get a little white-knuckled and superstitious when driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The rails are low, the shore seems distant, and it’s easy to imagine my car careening off the side and landing with a splash in the waters below. But the idea of paying someone $25 to shuttle me across — as several thousand people apparently do every year, according to the New York Times — never once occurred to me.
Read More →
Hot Houses: Five beach cottages, each under a million, in the Historic District of Lewes, Delaware — a short walk to ocean beach, farmer’s market, and downtown. Some bigger than others. Read More →
Um, eeek: Yahoo News is reporting that Hurricane Sandy-related flooding caused a casket to float out of its grave in a Crisfield (Eastern Shore) cemetery. Happy Halloween, everybody.
If you happen to be walking down the boardwalk in Ocean City and spot what looks like Janet from The Rocky Horror Picture Show or the mom, Lorraine, from Back to the Future, it’s not a look-alike. Susan Sarandon and Lea Thompson are “down the ocean” filming Ping Pong Summer, a movie scheduled to be released next year. The film stars Sarandon and Thompson and also John Hannah and is directed and written by Michael Tully. Read More →
Every year public gardening efforts at nearby beaches seem to increase. Bethany Beach was so colorful the week I stayed nearby, surely it was most floriferous of the Maryland/Delaware seaside resorts. Read More →
Patrick Michael McCusker, the owner of two popular Canton eateries, Nacho Mama’s and Mama’s On the Halfshell, was killed last night when his bike collided with a bus in Ocean City.
From the Ocean City Police Dept. website:
On August 24, 2012, at approximately 8:38 p.m. Ocean City Police and Paramedics responded to the north bound lanes of 132nd Street and Coastal Highway, in reference to vehicle collision involving an Ocean City Municipal bus and a bicycle.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and determined that a bicycle being operated by an adult male impacted a city bus that was travelling in the north bound bus lane, in the area of 132th Street and Coastal Highway.
The operator of the bicycle was seriously injured and treated at the scene by OC EMS. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to Atlantic General Hospital and then transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he later died. The deceased has been identified as: Patrick Michael McCusker, 49, of Cockeysville, Maryland.
Ocean City Police are investigating this fatal collision. The identity of the municipal bus driver involved in this collision is not being released at this time.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OCPD, SGT R. Townsend at: 410-520-5357.
Most Comments This Week
"Amy, that is the coolest!
"this is the most idiotic conclusion you could have ever gotten from going to A MILEY...
"Good to hear that y'all had a great time and that Miley put on a good show! Kudos to her...
"Classic story of a small businessman vs the greedy landlord.(most mom and pop's can't...
"I don't understand the winter boots with the toes cut out. Is it hot or cold?? Boot or...