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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 to be had. Ocean City, Maryland does a great job of bringing us some really great events. The Fourth, Winterfest, Skateboarding’s Dew Tour, Springfest and The White Marlin Open to just name a few but there are non bigger and non as spectacular as good ol’Sunfest! And celebrating it’s fortieth year to boot!

As a people we like to hold on to things. Some may call it hoarding, some may call it collecting but whatever the case, it’s part of our instinct to become attached to things that please us. Thus, Sunfest. We all know the reality. The sun is getting lower and lower in the sky and the days are quickly becoming shorter and before long we’re wearing long john’s to bed, splitting wood and watching more TV then we probably should. So before that all happens let’s hold on to and celebrate the last bit of warm rays that the summer of ’14 gives us.

The sun gives us so much. Without it, there wouldn’t be much, and in return man has paid the ultimate price (ancient Aztec history documented 20,000/year sacrifices to the Sun so it would keep rising (thanks by the way)). And thank God we live in the age that we do. Today, we celebrate the Sun with different sacrifices. Sacrifices of delicious blue crab and delicious cuts of meat and candy apples and refreshing lemonades and freshly made funnel cakes and other once a year delicacies that Sunfest brings us. Couple that with all the vendors under the big tents that bring us things that can only be found in the Inlet parking lot of Ocean City, MD. If the food and vendors weren’t enough for the Sun, we are also offering to it a great lineup of entertainment that includes the Righteous Brothers on Thursday, Parmalee & Eric Paslay on Friday and Rick Springfield Saturday night. Plus free music and shows all day long, a fireworks display Thursday night and laser light shows Saturday night.

So although it flew by, and we may not remember it all, we had a great time in the Summer of ’14. We here at The Harrison Group hope to see you down at the Inlet parking lot this weekend to help us celebrate the wonderful power that is the Sun. For the complete list of Sunfest events and activities go here.


‘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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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!

The project finished 2 weeks ahead of schedule and under budget, which is always nice! The new boardwalk is a huge improvement. For updates check the Town on Ocean City’s Boardwalk Reconstruction Page.

“Before the boardwalk was more ...read more

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 ...read more

New Boardwalk in Ocean City

There's nothing like the smell of fresh salt air. But mix in the scents of some newly laid boards and it only gets better.

The Ocean City boardwalk project is a 2 year project but the south end is already looking great. The North end is getting there too, but they still have a few streets to go.

Check out some more Ocean City boardwalk construction pics on flickr.

Boardwalk restoration project on 27th Street.

The town of Ocean City is restoring the boardwalk starting from 27th Street - 25th Street, in front of the flagship hotel.

I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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