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There’s Flesh-Eating Bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 10:14am

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Sure, sharks are scary. But at least you can see one when it’s coming for you. Bacteria? Not so much. And five cases of infection caused by the very ominous sounding flesh-eating bacteria have been found in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries so far this year.

(Just a quick warning to anyone squeamish out there: do NOT google image search flesh-eating bacteria if you’re reading this over breakfast.)
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Beaches, Featured, Lifeline

Septima the Tiger Shark Spotted Near Ocean City

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 9:30am

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Photo via Ocearch.org

Meet Septima. She’s a 13-foot-long, half-ton tiger shark, and she recently took a vacation to Ocean City.

We know this because Ocearch, the global shark tracker, put a tracking tag on her back in May when she was hanging out in South Carolina. Since then, she’s traveled more than 3,000 miles up and down the East Coast — including her recent Ocean City jaunt.
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Beaches, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Kitsch At The Beach: Waterfront House, Crazy Decor, Glass Elevator To All Floors

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 2:12pm

 

Hot House: 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

 

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Single-style waterfront beach house, wood frame with cedar shakes on concrete foundation, circa 2000. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over three stories and 5,910 square feet. Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, top floor luxury master bedroom suite, hot tub/spa, gas fireplace, elevator. Wrap-around porch with ocean views, patios, central a/c, two car garage, outdoor shower: $3,990,000 Read More →

Beaches, Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Be Careful With Those Jetpacks, Everyone

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:23am

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Our very own Robert O’Brien has been detailing the increasingly silly regulations that are popping up in Ocean City–no swearing, no laser pointers, etc. But increased regulation of jet packs? That actually does sound like a good idea.

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Beaches, Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Which Are Maryland’s Cleanest Beaches?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 27, 2014 10:30am

Photo by Barbara Gallagher via Delaware Way

Photo by Barbara Gallagher via Delaware Way

Every year, the Natural Resources Defense Council looks at beaches across the United States, measuring whether their water quality is safe for swimmers. Maryland beaches usually measure up… okay, with about 6 percent of water samples exceeding the NRDC’s limits for, um, acceptable contamination. (Want to know more about what “contamination” consists of? No, you don’t. But if you really do, check out the full report here.)

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Beaches, Lifeline

First-Ever Shark Attack at Rehoboth

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 9:57am

Note: this is not the shark in question....

Note: this is not the shark in question….

Planning to go to the beach this weekend? Maybe you shouldn’t read on any farther. Because Rehoboth just recorded its first-ever shark attack (don’t worry, the kid who got bit is okay), and a shark-tracker has spotted a great white traveling between Virginia Beach and Ocean City. But shark attacks are really rare, and you probably shouldn’t let that stop you from getting in the water. Right? RIGHT?
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Beaches

House of the Day: A Unit for You Plus Six More, On the Water

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 4:20pm

$899,000
460 Carvel Beach Road, Anne Arundel County

460 Carvel Beach Road
460 Carvel Beach Road
460 Carvel Beach Road
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Beaches, Lifeline

What Exactly Happened in the Ocean City Church Fire?

2 Written by: | Monday, Dec 02, 2013 10:03am

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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.
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Beaches, Hot House

Beach House: Cool And Contemporary in Rehoboth, 1 1/2 Blocks From Ocean

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 10:07am

Hot House: 112 Norfolk Street, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

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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

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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 →

Beaches, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Ocean City Among Top 5 Most Popular Cities for a Vacation Home

0 Written by: | Friday, May 31, 2013 9:32am

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“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 →

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