Monthly Archives: January 2014

Super Bowl Scramble Postponed Due to Snow

eagleslanding(January 31, 2014) – Eagle’s Landing Golf Course’s annual Super Bowl Scramble, which was scheduled for this Sunday, February 2, has been postponed due to the recent weather.  Rescheduled for February 15, the tournament and tailgate party will consist of a four player scramble with a unique scoring format.

“This event is very popular and although we are disappointed to have to move the original date, we wanted to be sure we put on an event that our participants are accustomed to attending,” commented Bob Croll, Head Golf Professional at Eagle’s Landing.  “We expect many of the teams that are currently signed up for Sunday will participate on February 15, but if anyone is interested we certainly would encourage them to contact us.”

Each Super Bowl Scramble team consists of a coach, quarterback, running back and wide receiver.  Scoring is done in a traditional football manner, with points being awarded for touchdowns, field goals and extra points.  In addition, penalties are issued for safeties and 30 percent of the “A” player’s handicap is counted as the team offense.

The tailgate party, which includes breakfast, begins at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun-start “kick-off” beginning at 10 a.m. The ticket price is $50 per player, and includes green fees, a cart rental and entrance into the tailgate party.  Also included is “Throw the Bomb” on the third hole and Melanie’s Blitz Soup served at half time. Prizes will be awarded for winning teams.

For more information or to sign up, please call Eagles Landing at 410.213.7277.

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Miriam Green Retires from Office of the Fire Marshal After 23 Years

mgreen2Miriam Green has retired after nearly 23 years with the Town of Ocean City. Green, who began working for the Fire Department in 1991, spent her career as the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the Fire Marshal.

Green’s formal responsibilities included performing complex secretarial tasks, entry and maintenance of records systems and a multiple clerical duties.  She was essential in supporting the Fire Marshal Office’s mission of education, enforcement, investigation and security. While she excelled at organizational skills, she was celebrated for her communication skills and was known to bring a smile to people’s faces throughout the town.

“Miriam has been an integral part of the Fire Marshal’s office and her contributions will always be valued and remembered,” said Fire Marshal David Hartley. “Her hard work, dedication, and commitment are worthy of admiration.  She will be greatly missed by many Town of Ocean City employees, especially here at City Hall.”

Prior to coming to the Town of Ocean City, Green worked at the Sheraton Hotel where she served as secretary.  During retirement, Green will spend time with her two daughters and grandchildren traveling and making memories. “I am very thankful for the time I had with the Town of Ocean City,” Green stated. “I leave my career here with fond memories and many friends.”

 

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Winter Storm Brings Snowfall to Resort

(January 29, 2014) – Another winter storm has traveled through the lower eastern shore, bringing frigid temperatures, wind and snow to the beach. The snow began late in the afternoon yesterday, January 28, and continued through the morning hours today.  Ocean City accumulated approximately five inches of snow and experienced sustained winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, and gusts upward of 30 miles per hour.

The Town of Ocean City’s winter storm plan remains in effect as crews and contractors continue cleanup efforts.  Liberal leave for Town of Ocean City employees has been authorized for today, Wednesday, January 29, and all Ocean City Recreation and Parks daytime programs have been canceled. In addition, ADA and MEDTRN service has been canceled for today due to the inclement weather.

“We have been working closely with the National Weather Service to monitor the path of the winter storm and will continue to work with our state and local partners to clean the snow and clear the roads for our residents and visitors,” said Town of Ocean City’s Emergency Services Director Joseph Theobald.  “Our winter storm plan is in effect and the State has implemented their Snow Emergency Plan.  Anyone who is on the roads today should be very cautious.”

The Ocean City Public Works Department is working diligently to clear roadways and parking lots, however; citizens are encouraged to limit travel.  If it is essential to travel, drivers should use extra caution and reduce speed if they must be on the road. For more winter driving tips, please use extra caution and follow these winter driving safety tips:  http://ocpdmdinfo.blogspot.com/2014/01/ocean-city-under-winter-storm-warning.html.

The Ocean City Fire Department is reminding citizens that ice on ponds, lakes and lagoons is unsafe.  “Each year hundreds of people are injured in ice water accidents,” said Ocean City Fire Department Lieutenant and Water Rescue Commander, Del Baker. “Many think that because the bay, pond or other body of water has been frozen for a few days, they can “skate” or play on the ice.  It is important to understand that even though the ice may look strong and safe, there is always the danger of falling through the ice and into frigid water.”

With local schools out of session, children are often looking for ways to have fun with friends in the snow.  “Walking and playing on ice is inviting and appears to be fun but it is important that children understand the dangers associated with playing on ice,” Baker continued.  If you are unsure if a frozen area of the bay, pone or lake is safe, please contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1-877-620-8DNR before allowing any activity to take place on the ice.

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Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau receives ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

(January 27, 2014) – The publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, recently named the Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award.  Nominated for providing exemplary service for group events, Ocean City is among 160 CVBs, meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award.

ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth publisher J. Talty O’Connor.  “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities and they have contributed in determining that Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events.  The nominated sites were then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.  According to ConventionSouth , more than 6,500 voters participated this year in the election process, which was the highest vote count ever recorded.

“We are truly honored to receive ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said Convention Center Director Larry Noccolino.  “We have always believed that we have one of the best Convention and Visitors Bureaus on the east coast, but it is very flattering to have the readers of ConventionSouth agree that we are one of the best.”

A complete list of award winners can be found online at: http://www.conventionsouth.com/2013_readers_choice_awards.htm.

 

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Ocean City Cleaning Up After Winter Storm

(Photo courtesy of Chris Parypa Photography)

(Photo courtesy of Chris Parypa Photography)

(January 22, 2014) – Ocean City employees are working this morning to clean up after last night’s winter storm, which resulted in approximately 4 inches of snow in the resort community.  With sustained winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, and gusts upward of 45 miles per hour, the winter storm brought frigid temperatures and blizzard-like conditions.

The Town of Ocean City’s winter storm plan remains in effect as crews and contractors continue cleanup efforts.  Liberal leave for Town of Ocean City employees has been authorized for today, Wednesday, January 22, and all Ocean City Recreation and Parks daytime programs have been canceled. For Ocean City Recreation and Parks evening programs, please call the weather cancellation hotline at 410.250.2124. In addition, ADA and MEDTRN service has been canceled for today due to the inclement weather.

“We are working closely with the State Highway Association and county and town partners to clear primary and secondary roads,” said Town of Ocean City’s Emergency Services Director Joseph Theobald.  “Our public works department has worked throughout the early morning hours to clear roadways and parking lots, however; we continue to encourage citizens to limit travel and use extra caution and reduce speed if they must be on the road.”

Due to the combination of heavy snow, gusty winds and very cold temperatures, travel is strongly discouraged late today and tonight. If you must travel, please use extra caution and follow these winter driving safety tips:  http://ocpdmdinfo.blogspot.com/2014/01/ocean-city-under-winter-storm-warning.html.

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