The Maryland State Highway Association begins destruction of the existing median to make room for improvements. Following that destruction, installation of overhead LED lighting, new landscaping and fencing will begin. Wochit
After the first attempt was scrubbed, spectators had an opportunity to see a successful launch. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
The National Park Service is investigating recent photographs depicting two dogs running toward a wild pony on Assateague Island in Maryland. Wochit
Ann Foultz wrote a memoir about her experience as a Girl Scout. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
This after-school program teaches kids surfing and respect for on another. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Kristin Heiser announced her intention to run for Worcester County State's Attorney on Monday in Ocean City. Produced by Matt Moore
Mike Hindi, who grew up in Ocean Pines, thought he understood the sort of wrath and destruction that can come with a hurricane. He wasn’t prepared for the level of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Produced by Megan Raymond
Hundreds of classic cars and trucks descended on Ocean City on the weekend of Oct. 6, 2017. Todd Dudek video
With 2,500 people registered to participate in Endless Summer Cruisin', Ocean City officials and law enforcement are anticipating another busy weekend. Wochit video by Keith Demko
H2O International a two-day VW/Audi rally fills Ocean City with import cars.
Delmarva Eastern Surfing Association held the Maryland State Surfing Championships on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 on the beach at 36th street in Ocean City, Md. Produced by Megan Raymond
Local beaches will experience rough surf and rip currents as Tropical Storm Maria heads north off the coast. Wochit video by Keith Demko
A new sight will be welcoming visitors to Ocean City after they cross the Route 90 bridge into town — a Denny's restaurant. Wochit
In downtown Ocean City, Hurricane Jose was in full force despite being a few hundred miles off shore Tuesday morning. Megan Raymond video
Views from Bike Week 2017 in Ocean City, Md. Produced by Megan Raymond
At the request of the Ocean City Police Department, Maryland State Police criminal investigators are conducting an investigation into the death early this morning of a suspect who had been arrested and examined at a hospital, but, for reasons unknown at this time, had what appears to be a medical emergency and died after being transported back to the hospital, police say. Wochit
Mounted Ocean City police officers are striving to touch base with the public they serve in a new way: trading cards. Produced by Megan Raymond
Peninsula Regional Health System cuts the ribbon on its new Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute in Ocean Pines. Produced by Megan Raymond
Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro addresses the media during a press conference regarding the death of Ashley O'Connor, Plano, Texas. after her body was found on the beach in the early morning hours of Monday, July, 31, 2017. Produced by Megan Raymond
The Kite Loft's General Manager Chris Maxa talks about their hopes for labor day weekend. Produced by Megan Raymond
The Poor Girls Open is a ladies only billfish release tournament benefiting breast cancer research. Produced by Megan Raymond
The developer-funded analysis seeks to allay concerns that views of the wind turbines will sour tourists on visiting Ocean City. Video by Jeremy Cox
Abigail Plylar, an upcoming sophomore on the Worcester Prep tennis team began the Love for Lungs tennis tournament to raise funds and awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Video by Richard Pollitt
Joe KroArt, Ocean Gallery, was honored by Maryland's Comptroller Peter Franchot Produced by Megan Raymond
The building may be torn down by the end of the year after a court ruled in favor of the town. Wochit
After a busy day at Harbour Island Marina the winning marlin was brought in by the crew of the Wire Nut. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Staff reporter Reed Shelton and the Ocean City Beach Patrol demonstrate what it is like to be buried and extracted from a shallow hole. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Ocean City police are looking for information about a body that was found on the beach near Second Street on Monday, July 31, 2017. Megan Raymond video
Employees at South Pole Ice Cream Roll in Ocean City demonstrate how rolled ice cream is made. Produced by Meg Ryan
The beach season has been calm so far for lifeguards, but they know the worst is yet to come. Wochit
OC BBQ, which replaced OC Steamers, opened in May and provided a southern barbecue restaurant at the changing 45th Street Village. Wochit
A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center after he and a friend crashed a jet ski Friday, officials said. Produced by Ryan Marshall
For the 38th year BJ's on the Water hosts the canoe races. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Barn 34 in Ocean City puts the family in family restaurants. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
State police continue to investigate the deadly shooting Sunday, Ocean Pines reacts to the new pool rules and Salisbury tables the decision on chain-linked fences. Produced by Ryan Marshall
Ocean Pines Board rules it's OK to have children at Yacht Club pool. Produced by Megan Raymond
Two boats have recently seen whale sharks way off the coast of Ocean City. Produced by Ryan Marshall
Highlights from the 2017 Berlin Bathtub Races. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
White Marlin Open officials have decided how they will distribute the millions in prize money from the 2016 tournament following the official disqualification of its original winner. Video by Keith Demko
Delmarvanow.com asks beach visitors about their favorite activities on the Fourth of July. Produced by Megan Raymond
The 10th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Fish Tales in Ocean City ended with a new winner being crowned!
Addressing state and local officials in Ocean City Tuesday evening, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced he had repealed a policy on waste management and created an office to spread high-speed internet access throughout the state, including rural areas of the Eastern Shore. Video by Keith Demko
The restaurant offers seafood, speciality pizzas and more to customers. Produced by Meg Ryan
Two unidentified men leapt into the bay Wednesday from the Route 90 bridge, sparking an hour-long search by numerous agencies, officials said Thursday. Wochit
Alan Goldsborough of Crisfield and daughter, Heather, have opened Shipwrecked Seafood at Route 50 and Main Street in Berlin. Live, steamed and softshells to go! Deborah Gates
2017 Maryland State Fireman Association Parade in Ocean City, Md.
Detective Cpl. Brett Case helped create the Ocean City Bike Patrol and headed up some of the resort's highest profile criminal investigations. He has now retired from the active ranks. Produced by Megan Raymond
Footage and Photos of the second day of the Ocean City Air Show 2017
Ocean City officials are giving advanced warning of an “unsanctioned event,” with a history of offenses. Wochit
Ocean City council passes emergency ordinance banning nudity on beach Produced by Megan Raymond
The Ocean City Beach Patrol has been issued official, if perhaps temporary, procedures for handling topless females on the town's beaches. Video by Keith Demko
A trio of unrelated incidents in Ocean City early Friday morning kicked the web and social media rumor mill into overdrive, causing headaches for city officials. Wochit
Ocean City officer, Delaware man find Pa. woman's lost wedding band in the sand. Produced by Megan Raymond
... especially for travelers from points north looking to get to the Outer Banks as quickly as possible this summer. Video by Jeremy Cox
Rare & Rye Owner Sal Fasano describes the newest hotel restaurant in OC Produced by Megan Raymond
Members of the The Worcester County Commissioners, Library Board of Trustees and members of the community break ground on the new Berlin Branch Library Produced by Megan Raymond
Burley Oak Brewing Company is aiming for a July opening for a new, coffee-inspired cafe in downtown Berlin. Wochit
Peter and Linda Roskovich's family beach home will be featured on HGTV's "Beachfront Bargin Hunt: Renovation" Produced by Megan Raymond
Take a virtual walk along the Ocean City Boardwalk while checking out some of the sounds and sights. Produced by Gray Hughes
Groundbreaking Ceremony for AGH John H. "Jack" Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center Produced by Megan Raymond
The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded two offshore wind renewable energy credits Thursday to two projects to be built near the coast of Ocean City, officials said. Video by Keith Demko
On the cusp of expansion into Salisbury, the Ocean City Brewing Company finds one of its co-founders facing prison time in a federal fraud case. Ben Penserga video
The pine cone collecting of Joey and Judy Sweren's dog Buddy took the internet by storm last week. Produced by Megan Raymond
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Thousands of people flocked to the Delaware beaches and Ocean City to participate in September and October festivals this year, and most businesses reported year-over-year growth.
Events like Rehoboth's Sea Witch Festival, Ocean City's Bikefest and OCtoberfest are big draws for shoulder season business.
"September and October visitation is higher than May and June," said Carol Everhart, president and CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. "It is not what perception is, but that’s the reality."
The shoulder season, which is loosely defined as after Labor Day into early November, continues to grow because of the good weather, and the sheer number of events offered during the fall.
Another reason for the increase is because students typically don't get out of school until late June, Everhart said, and people are more apt to come in September and October because there is more to do than in June and May.
"And September and October are great weather months," she added.
But sometimes the good weather and the plethora of things to do can be both a blessing and a curse for beach businesses.
Sea Witch, Everhart said, draws in as many people as the Fourth of July weekend does.
However, the good weather in September and October put a damper on some businesses.
Bee Lindzey, owner of Rehoboth Beach Toy and Kite Company, said with the exception of Sea Witch weekend, the weather was too nice, particularly in October.
And when the weather is too nice, it detracts people from shopping, he added.
"Shoulder season is 100 percent dependent on weather, and that’s what gets people down here," he said. "When it is 60 degrees they will shop in town, but when it’s in the mid-70s — they're on the beach."
He said the shoulder season in 2016 was their best, and it was hard to match it this year.
September was strong, he said, but it was hard to match last year's numbers due to the Sea Witch events being canceled on Sunday.
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Other Rehoboth Beach businesses, though, are reporting strong numbers.
The shoulder season has been steady, said Lisa Breedlove, manager at Summerhouse.
"It is still a good time of the year for us, not as busy as it is in the summer, but as soon as the meters go off the locals come in," she said.
To keep sales up, Summerhouse will offer specials, such as carrying over half-price burger night from the summer and Taco Tuesday.
For them, the Sea Witch Festival is a good opportunity to recapture some of the sales lost during the summer.
"It is much like a weekend in the summer," Breedlove said. "The level of sales are equal to a weekend in the summer. We certainly staff it like a weekend in the summer."
But the special events held during the shoulder season don't always translate to money in business' pockets.
Larry Shockley, general manager of Old Pro Golf on 68th Street in Ocean City, said this year was unique.
Sometimes, people will come to Old Pro Golf as part of their events, Shockley said, but places like Old Pro Golf are seen as just places to go if participants get some down time.
"Some people come (to Ocean City) just to see the cars or the event itself," he said. "Here, we have families coming. It's the same thing. Some people hit and miss it. They will look at the calendar of events and if they are not here for the event, it's like why did I come?"
These special events and good weather do translate into sales for other businesses in Ocean City, though.
Farther up Coastal Highway is Dumser's on 123rd Street.
For them, the shoulder season has been good, said manager Tom Coutu.
"The weather has been nice," he said. "And I think that has helped a lot."
There is an uptick of business during events such as Cruisin', he said, and the special events in Ocean City during the shoulder season because they are able to boost his sales.
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Businesses say these events in the shoulder season are crucial for continuing to bring in customers, even when the busy days of summer are in the past.
However, in Ocean City, both Shockley and Coutu said if any of these events are taken away, like what is being discussed by the Ocean City Town Council, it would be detrimental for their business.
"I am just hoping they somehow find a way to have the events but make it equal for everybody," Shockley said. "I know it's hard to do, considering the cars and stuff, whatever it is, to get it equal for everyone, to have businesses enjoy the event or the people that work and live here can go to the event and also enjoy their days and their work."
If the events are canceled, it would have a negative effect on not only his business but the whole town, Coutu said.
Events are good for the town, he said, because they bring business, people and money to the seaside resort.
"They bring a lot of money into town, a lot of rooms and they all eat out," he said. "And they spend a lot of money in the restaurants."
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