Just like Snoop says, “It ain’t no fun if everyone can’t have none.”

That might not be a direct quote but what he means is that when we all come together and share, we’re a happier race, living in a happier place. There is a similar idea preached locally. United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s mission plainly states ‘To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health for all.’ The Harrison Group is behind that mission 100 percent and for the past two years our restaurant division has partnered with them in an effort to give back to the community where we live. Our efforts of raising money was in conjunction with other Ocean City, Maryland restaurants in the form of a friendly competition. The challenge was to come up with a creative way of using food specials and menu items to see who could raise the most money for those that need it the most. Our fundraising campaign was dubbed the ‘HUGE Harrison Group Fundraiser’ and ten of our restaurants / bars were on board. We came up with drink ideas such as the Brilliant Peach Cocktail, the Beach Break Sunrise and, a personal favorite, the WOO WOO. $1 from each drink sold went to the United Way, and ultimately, back into our community.

Over the past two summers the Harrison Group Restaurant Division has raised the most overall and donated nearly $40,000 back into our community through the United Way LES.

In simple terms $40,000 Provides 5,714 hot and home delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. These are meals delivered to local seniors who are on a fixed budget, have minimal transportation and in a lot of cases, live alone.

On October 31st members of the Harrison Group Restaurant Division presented the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with a check for $23,500 from the summer of 2017’s program. From left to right is Jeb Vetock of Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Kevin Adams of The Atrium, Mark Mayers - General Manager and Corporate Chef of Harrison Group Restaurant Division, Kacey Decker - Special Projects Manager of the United Way LES, Scott Sudol of 32Palm and Tom Creveling of the Coral Reef Cafe. Restaurants involved but not pictured are the Caribbean Pool Bar, Hemingway’s Restaurant, Mañana Mode, the Original Pool Bar, The Deep End Pool Bar and Rumba’s Lounge.

“The Harrison Group Restaurants take great Pride in partnering with United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in providing worthy support for so many local organizations and families in need. So much of our funds raised are put to work in our own communities. I am very proud of our restaurant teams efforts from the past 2 years in raising nearly $40,000.  We look forward to working hard again next year and are proud to continue our partnership efforts with United Way and serving the community we live in.” Says Mark Mayers, General Manager and Corporate Chef of Harrison Group Restaurant Division.

Thank you very much to all our patrons who contributed, the hard work of all of our restaurants and most importantly to the United Way LES for the opportunity to give back to those that need it the most. To learn how you can support our town please click HERE.


As a kid you want to fly. Then you grow up and, well, you still want to fly. We all want to fly. To defy gravity. To feel that weightlessness of flight and thrust ourselves towards the sky and to belong among the creatures that own it. Flight is bringing science, imagination and crazy together to create nothing short of magic. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Ocean City, Maryland Airshow! This weekend, if you’re in town, make sure to look to the sky, because there will be ...read more

Sunfest 2014!

Well, i’m not really sure where Summer went and flew off to, but if you turn around, it’s still visible in the rearview. It’s not tailgating or drafting, but it’s still there hanging on for what looks like a few more weeks hopefully. Right now it’s honking at us and flashing it’s lights trying to grab our attention. What’s that you say summer of ’14? It’s Sunfest weekend!? Oh boy, hotdoggonit, it is Sunfest Weekend! Don’t worry everyone, summer time fun is still ...read more

‘That’s cool.’ or ‘Hey man, cool.’ or ‘Whoa, over there, now that is wicked cool!’ People recognize cool, and for different reasons. Cool can be applied to a wall paper pattern or even to a flying frog being hurled by a rocket (look up Wallops NASA Frog). Everyone is different, and so is their cool perception. Take for instance smart phones. Smart phone companies spend a ton of money making sure their gadget looks cool. You can’t sit through a commercial break without seeing some ...read more

RAMPS. In roughly two weeks the Ocean City beaches will be full of these things. Concrete ramps, wooden ramps, steel ramps, vert ramps, kicker ramps, spine ramps, natural moving water ramps (waves) and every other kinda ramp in between. We can rest assure that Evel Knievel will be smiling down on Ocean City during Dew Tour weekend. No, Evel didn’t invent the ramp, or the wheel, but he was the first to cast the spell of RADICAL upon these simple machines. What he did was true magic ...read more

Red Bull Helicopter going inverted during the air show.

As in there will be planes in Ocean City.  June 8th through the 9th, Ocean City will be looking to the skies in awe as the 6th annual Air Show transcends.  There is nothing plain about this event with the nations top civilian performers demonstrating flight formations and cutting edge jet technology, this event is anything but for the birds!  The show is free and visible to those in close proximity to the boardwalk. Those seeking a more birds eye view, the Drop Zone and the Club ...read more

In retrospect, Ocean City, MD and the Delmarva coast was spared from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. Especially when compared to the destruction and hardships it caused to New Jersey and New York. The ‘Frankenstorm’ that was Hurricane Sandy did destroy much of the iconic Ocean City fishing pier. However the pier will be rebuilt back to its former self in preparation of the 2013 summer.

An icon doesn’t just become one overnight. There has been a fishing pier, in Ocean City on that ...read more

Under Armour outlet at Ocean City outlet mall

With so many beach days spent in Ocean City, it's easy to find yourself needing an afternoon out of the sun and into the stores!

Ranging from high end fashions at South Moon Under in Ocean City on 81st street to the best of beach and surf essentials for the whole family at Quiet Storm on North Division street on the boardwalk, shopping in Ocean City is easy breezy.

The Tanger brand of outlet stores has relaunched itself at the West Ocean City outlet mall. They are sure to bring new ...read more

Terry McGean, the City Engineer for the Town of Ocean City, gives us the inside scoop on the first phase of the Ocean City boardwalk project that finished up this week. Just in time for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

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Pink

Calling all baby sitters, we have a job for you! Five “OC Mammas” are going to be dusting off their running shoes to join together in participation of the FIRST ever 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Ocean City, MD. Together these local Mom's are looking to raise $2,000 for their team goal! Decked out in their matching team shirts they will be walking in honor of many special people.

The goal is not only to raise the $2,000. They also are looking to celebrate the lives ...read more

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